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This research demonstrates how media frames that associate refugees with terrorist threats reduces support for refugee resettlement at the national and local level.

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Not only are media frames powerful mechanisms that affect policy preferences, the negative effect of these frames can also be mitigated by having lived in proximity to previously settled refugees.

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This page is a summary of: Explaining opposition to refugee resettlement: The role of NIMBYism and perceived threats, Science Advances, September 2017, American Association for the Advancement of Science, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700812.
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