Public Opinion

Public views on migration are complex and nuanced, and the processes through which individuals form their opinions are still only partially understood. Views on migration can vary widely depending on the context and type of migration, complicating the task of interpreting public opinion data. What are the determinants of public opinion on migration and how are they changing over time? How do interactions between the public, the media and politicians shape individuals’ views?



Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

What does the 2015 election mean for migration to the UK?

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption and Rob McNeil


Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Ben Gidley, Michael Keith, Sarah Spencer and Vanessa Hughes | 2011 – 2012

Migration in the Media and Public Opinion in Britain

Scott Blinder and William Allen | June 2012 – May 2013

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption, Martin Ruhs, Mikal Mast, Rob McNeil, Scott Blinder, William Allen and Yvonni Markaki | January 2017 - December 2019

Seeing Data: Are Good Big Data Visualisations Possible?

William Allen | January 2014 – September 2015

The ethics and politics of the refugee crisis

Bridget Anderson and Emma Newcombe | May 2016- Mar 2017