Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Monusova G. A. (2021) Russians Attitudes Towards Migrants: Opinions and Doubts. Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes. No. 6. P. 436458. https: ...



Monusova G. A. (2021) Russians Attitudes Towards Migrants: Opinions and Doubts. Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes. No. 6. P. 436458. https:// doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2021.6.2139. (In Russ.)
ISSN 2219-5467
DOI 10.14515/monitoring.2021.6.2139

Posted on site: 12.01.22

URL: https://monitoringjournal.ru/index.php/monitoring/article/view/2139/1627 ( 12.01.2022)


Abstract

bstract. This study focuses on the Russians attitudes towards migrants, which are measured by the extent to which respondents agree or disagree with letting people of other nationalities move into Russia. The data comes from the European Social Survey (ESS) for 20062018. The results indicate that, on the one hand, tolerance towards migrants is closely related to the level of respondents education: more educated individuals tend to be more friendly to migrants. On the other hand, it is related to the respondents broader system of views about the world. Those views can be based either on irrational prejudices and fears or independent rational thinking, scientific knowledge, and faith in oneself. If individuals perceive the world with caution, are prone to prejudices and fears, do not trust anyone, and believe that injustice surrounds them, then they are more likely to reject migrants. At the same time, self-sufficiency and self-confidence are accompanied by greater tolerance and openness for the unfamiliar, including people from other countries.