Preferences of Children of Immigrants Regarding Partnerships with Refugees

A new study in the Zeitschrift für Soziologie examines the preferences of young people from the majority group and minority ethnic groups in Germany regarding partnerships with recent refugees from Syria and Afghanistan. On the basis of a factorial survey experiment implemented in the year 2022 in the 9th wave of the CILS4EU-DE data, Irena Kogan, Stefanie Heyne, Jana Kuhlemann, and Chadi Abdul-Rida demonstrate that young people in Germany are much less favourable to partnerships with refugees compared to partnerships with Germans, irrespective of whether the latter are born in Germany to German-born parents or whether their parents were migrants. Of all respondents, young people who either themselves or whose parents come from Turkey are most opposed to partnerships with refugees. Particularly those who tend to extensively consume Turkish media and those who identify more strongly with their origin country are more negative about partnerships with refugees.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 864683).