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Using data from France, this research examines the extent to which prior social interactions with immigrants affects favorability to including nationality as a criterion in immigration admission. Interestingly, social contact does indeed matter on reducing nationality as an important criterion for immigration policy.

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This research demonstrates the important social contact in native perceptions of immigration policy and the greater openness to immigrants from western and non-western countries due to social interaction.

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This page is a summary of: Exposure to Immigration and Admission Preferences: Evidence from France, Political Behavior, May 2019, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s11109-019-09550-z.
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