The usual suspects?: attitudes towards immigration during the COVID-19 pandemic (2022.03)

  • 저자 : Sung Eun Kim, Adrian J. Shin, and Yujeong Yang
  • 학술지명 : Journal of Asian Public Policy
  • 발행처 : Routledge
  • 권호 : Online first
  • 게재년월 : 2022년 03월

초록: COVID-19 has intensified public apprehension about foreigners. In this article, we examine two questions related to public opinion on immigration. First, we assess the importance of cultural and economic factors in studying why individuals support or oppose immigration. Second, we examine the role of public health concerns in shaping attitudes towards open borders by priming the vaccination status of immigrants and the number of COVID-19 cases in their home countries. Using a conjoint analysis based on the data provided by nearly 1,700 respondents in South Korea, we find empirical support for both the existing explanations and public health concerns.