Common group identity may motivate Americans to help integrate immigrants

14 agosto 2015

Researchers from Norway, Denmark, Harvard University, Canada and Russia examined the flip side of the assimilation issue: What does it take for native residents to accept immigrants rather than just expecting the newcomers to fit in? The authors found that ‘common group identity positively predicts majority members’ efforts to integrate immigrants. This was the case for mere support of economic, political and judicial measures, but also for actual behavior such as monetary donations to, and even personal volunteering in, immigrant-supporting organizations.’