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Attitudes Towards Refugees, Immigrants, and Identity in France

July 2017

Beyond the specific issues of refugee and immigration policies, the study points to a wider French anxiety about the notion of ‘otherness’. This is related to the perceived threats of terrorism, crime and economic and cultural decline. It is also a result of a widely shared perception that France has not integrated immigrants successfully. This has made people reluctant to accept further new arrivals such as refugees. In other words, the refugee crisis is perceived through the prism of immigration policy and perceptions of the failure of this policy.

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Les Français et Leurs Perceptions de l'Immigration, des Réfugiés et de l'Identité

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For the Executive Summary in French click here.