How Do Europeans Differ in Their Attitudes to Immigration?

Immigration continues to be one of the most pressing political issues in Europe. This report draws on data from the European Social Survey to explore how attitudes to immigration differ both between and within European countries, and how public opinion has changed over the course of the 21st century. The data show that in general Nordic countries such as Sweden, Norway and Finland have been consistently the most favourable to immigration while eastern European countries such as the Czech Republic and Hungary have been the least favourable.