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    Major predictors of immigration restrictionism: operationalizing "nativism".

    Simcox D

    POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT. 1997 Nov; 19(2):129-43.

    This study set out to identify, operationalize and assess the principal components of `nativism' as it shapes immigration restrictionism [in the United States]. Three major attitudinal clusters were defined as constituting nativism: (a) perceptions of immigration as a threat to the culture and prerogatives of the dominant group; (b) negative perceptions of racial minorities, foreign and domestic; and (c) attitudes of alienation and distrust in the population....The clearest message of this study is that people favor immigration reduction because they feel threatened and that much of their sense of threat involves very practical interests of jobs, taxes and security from crime. (EXCERPT)
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    Ethnic diversity in New Zealand society.

    Hall B

    NEW ZEALAND POPULATION REVIEW. 1994 May-Nov; 20(1-2):110-32.

    In this research note I focus less on the major ethnic groups (Maori, Pakeha and Pacific Islanders) and more on the minorities (Chinese, Indians and others) [in New Zealand]. I want to identify who these minority populations are and where they are located, and to look at some of the reactions to this diversity. To this end I present new data from previously unpublished government sources, comment on a national survey of New Zealand attitudes to immigrants, and discuss some popular responses as presented in the press. (EXCERPT)
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