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Soral W., Hansen K., Bilewicz M., Center for Research on Prejudice (Centrum Badań nad Uprzedzeniami) (2014), The attitude of Poles towards immigrants and its correlation - based on the Polish Prejudice Survey 2013 (Stosunek Polaków do imigrantów oraz jego korelaty - na podstawie Polskiego Sondażu Uprzedzeń 2013), Warsaw

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution



Polish Center for Research on Prejudice | Centrum Badań nad Uprzedzeniami

Main Thematic Focus

Public perceptions & attitudes Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The majority of Poles (68%) have a negative attitude towards immigrants and immigration: 69% of Poles do not want more people of different skin colour to live in Poland and 63% believe that it would have an adverse effects for the Polish economy. The more negative attitudes towards immigrants are presented by those living in the smaller towns and villages as well as by those less-educated. It is also correlated with more conservative views of a person. The study has also shown that the knowledge of at least one foreign language results in a more positive attitude towards immigrants.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Quantitative research. Face-to-face computer-assisted interviews (CAPI) were conducted from 20 to 30 June 2013 on the representative sample of 965 persons (age 18 - 88). The questionnaire contained 246 questions on the prejudice against various excluded social groups, including immigrants.

Sample details and representativeness

965 survey respondents:
- 498 women
- 467 men

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