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Primed for backlash: among whom does demographic change provoke anti-immigration attitudes?

Maggio, Chris (2023) Primed for backlash: among whom does demographic change provoke anti-immigration attitudes? Sociological Perspectives, 66 (1). 93 - 122. ISSN 0731-1214

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Identification Number: 10.1177/07311214221116660

Abstract

Past research has explored which factors are important in understanding immigration attitudes, incorporating economic, cultural, and political components, among others. Simultaneously, a literature linking local demographic context to immigration attitudes has developed, in part to identify under what conditions demographic change might increase immigration Backlash. I combine these literatures by examining what characteristics and/or contexts for U.S.-born Whites predict Backlash to demographic change. I find evidence that county-level Hispanic growth predicts a preference for reducing immigration among three groups: those without a four-year degree, those identifying as political Independents, and those reporting a decrease in household income. These results provide a framework for understanding how immigration policy attitudes may evolve for different groups in the context of demographic change.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/spx
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 14:00
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 02:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115620

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