Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration


opam project

We produce comprehensive data to help you understand attitudes toward migration in Europe.

Our Observatory is the first of its kind:

  • It describes attitudes to migration across the European Union, looking at both regional, and country-specific trends.
  • It explains how attitudes vary across countries, time, and different groups of citizens and how individual’s attitudes change over the course of their life.
  • It provides robust causal explanations for these variations.

The observatory uses the fullest range of public and private data, produces primary sources of data, and collates data to create more nuanced understandings of public attitudes.

About the Observatory

The observatory was established in 2017 to understand:

  • How do public attitudes to immigration vary across countries, and how have they changed over time?
  • What are the determinants of people’s views on migration and different types of migrants?
  • What are the characteristics and determinants of people’s preferences with regard to migration, asylum, and integration policies?
  • What are the implications for the politics and governance of migration and asylum?


Watch our launch event that took place in Brussels.

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