Eva G. T. Green and
Juan Manuel Falomir-Pichastor

The Interplay of Social Norms and Intergroup Contact in Understanding Immigration Attitudes in Multicultural Societies

In their everyday lives, national majority members are exposed to immigration to different degrees – in particular due to different compositions of neighborhoods, of regions, or of countries in terms of immigrants and natives. This will affect the amount of everyday intergroup contact people experience. Moreover, inclusive versus exclusive policies as well as shared values convey societal norms that shape the national majority members’ attitudes. The aim of this project is to uncover the interplay between societal norms and intergroup contact in explaining national majorities’ stances towards immigration.

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