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The Influence of Social Desirability Pressures on Expressed Immigration Attitudes


  • Alexander L. Janus


Immigration scholars have found that the highly educated and political liberals are considerably less likely to support restrictionist immigration policies than other groups. I ask whether the influence of social desirability pressures in the survey interview is responsible for this finding. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Alexander L. Janus, 2010. "The Influence of Social Desirability Pressures on Expressed Immigration Attitudes," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(4), pages 928-946.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:4:p:928-946

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