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Prenner, S., - Digitale Markt- und Meinungsforschung (2015), Refugee Report. Österreich zwischen Hilfsbereitschaft und Fremdenfeindlichkeit, Wien,

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation


Prenner, S.

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

General population

Key findings

Eight out of ten respondents are worried about the current influx of refugees. 87% perceive the distribution of refugees in Europe as unfair. 66% of the respondents aged between 60 and 69 and 38% of the respondents aged between 14 and 19 fear that the refugee-influx situation leads to an increased Islamisation. 19% would have a positive attitude towards a refugee camp in their neighbourhood and 45% would have a negative attitude towards it. The Freedom Party is first ranking when it comes to the question which party is the best to develop a suitable concept in dealing with refugees (24% selected this party). 41% are strongly in favour of border controls in Austria. 46% of all respondents are in favour of stronger controls and deleting of xenophobic postings in social media

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

CAWI survey, online-interviews among web active Austrians aged between 14 and 69 years. Monetary incentives, 43 closed questions

Sample details and representativeness

n=2,018, sample is representative for all web-active Austrians aged between 14 and 69 years.
Poll carried out between 17 and 25 September 2015

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