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Public perception of asylum policy assessed in new study

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A new study on public perception of asylum policy has found Europeans are more likely to support policies offering protection to asylum seekers with set limits and conditions.

[...] Martin Ruhs of the Migration Policy Centre at the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, a co-author of the study, said: “We often hear that Europeans are hopelessly divided when it comes to asylum and refugee policies. In contrast, our new research shows remarkable similarities in policy attitudes across European countries: Europeans want to protect asylum seekers and refugees, but they prefer policies that use limits and conditions. Policy makers should take note that people across European countries are more united than divided on this issue.” [...]

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