Investigating intergroup attitudes in Europe

Published: 25 July 2019| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/3m439mbrmm.2


This dataset is part of a multidisciplinary project that investigates the relationship between attitudes of the adult population towards ‘newcomers’, and news media consumption and trust in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden in 2017 (N = 6,000). These countries were chosen for their response to the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, with each country having a different media context. We ran an online survey which included questions on socio-demographic characteristics, attitudinal indicators, and information on news media consumption and trust. The data are representative for age and gender in each country and can be of interest for researchers who wish to explore dynamics of attitude formation, particularly with regards to the role of news media, in the wake of the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe.



Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Sociology, Media Studies, International Migration, Intergroup Relations