Easing the heavy hand: humanitarian concern, empathy, and opinion on immigration

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Newman, B.J.; Hartman, T.K.; Lown, P.L.; Feldman, S.;
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The bulk of the public opinion research on immigration identifies the factors leading to opposition to immigration. In contrast, we focus on a previously unexplored factor yielding support for immigration: humanitarianism. Relying upon secondary analysis of national pub... View more
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