Public opinion towards immigration (regional)

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Public opinion towards immigration can show great patterns of variance. Even more, it is often difficult to perceive an ‘opinion’ – even if aggregated – as homogenous across a country. With that in mind, the project does not only allow for the analysis of within-country patterns of variance by means of through-time measures (see here), but it also provides a limited number of regional-level public opinion towards immigration measures.

For the moment, the project collects regional-level public opinion towards immigration data for three countries, namely Belgium, France and Great Britain. The operationalisation of ‘regions’ largely corresponds to the NUTS 1 scheme designed by the European Union. More specifically,

  • Belgium: Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia.
  • France: Nord, Bassin Parisien, Île-de-France, Est, Ouest, Centre-Est, Sud-Ouest and Méditerranée.
  • Great Britain: North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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[Download regional immigration data (.csv)]

[Download regional immigration data (.dta)]

Please cite the data as follows:

Van Hauwaert, S. M. (2018). Global Public Opinions Project (GPOP): Regional-level immigration opinions dataset, version 1.3. Available for download at