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Framing (implicitly) matters: the role of religion in attitudes toward immigrants and Muslims in Denmark.
Scand J Psychol. 2014 Dec; 55(6):593-600.SJ

Abstract

Denmark is currently experiencing the highest immigration rate in its modern history. Population surveys indicate that negative public attitudes toward immigrants actually stem from attitudes toward their (perceived) Islamic affiliation. We used a framing paradigm to investigate the explicit and implicit attitudes of Christian and Atheist Danes toward targets framed as Muslims or as immigrants. The results showed that explicit and implicit attitudes were more negative when the target was framed as a Muslim, rather than as an immigrant. Interestingly, implicit attitudes were qualified by the participants' religion. Specifically, analyses revealed that Christians demonstrated more negative implicit attitudes toward immigrants than Muslims. Conversely, Atheists demonstrated more negative implicit attitudes toward Muslims than Atheists. These results suggest a complex relationship between religion, and implicit and explicit prejudice. Both the religious affiliation of the perceiver and the perceived religious affiliation of the target are key factors in social perception.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Psychology, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25231272

Citation

Anderson, Joel, and Radka Antalíková. "Framing (implicitly) Matters: the Role of Religion in Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Muslims in Denmark." Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 55, no. 6, 2014, pp. 593-600.
Anderson J, Antalíková R. Framing (implicitly) matters: the role of religion in attitudes toward immigrants and Muslims in Denmark. Scand J Psychol. 2014;55(6):593-600.
Anderson, J., & Antalíková, R. (2014). Framing (implicitly) matters: the role of religion in attitudes toward immigrants and Muslims in Denmark. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55(6), 593-600. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12161
Anderson J, Antalíková R. Framing (implicitly) Matters: the Role of Religion in Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Muslims in Denmark. Scand J Psychol. 2014;55(6):593-600. PubMed PMID: 25231272.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Framing (implicitly) matters: the role of religion in attitudes toward immigrants and Muslims in Denmark. AU - Anderson,Joel, AU - Antalíková,Radka, Y1 - 2014/09/18/ PY - 2014/03/12/received PY - 2014/07/17/accepted PY - 2014/9/19/entrez PY - 2014/9/19/pubmed PY - 2015/10/17/medline KW - Go/No-Go Association Task KW - Implicit attitudes KW - Islamophobia KW - Muslim KW - immigrants KW - implicit prejudice SP - 593 EP - 600 JF - Scandinavian journal of psychology JO - Scand J Psychol VL - 55 IS - 6 N2 - Denmark is currently experiencing the highest immigration rate in its modern history. Population surveys indicate that negative public attitudes toward immigrants actually stem from attitudes toward their (perceived) Islamic affiliation. We used a framing paradigm to investigate the explicit and implicit attitudes of Christian and Atheist Danes toward targets framed as Muslims or as immigrants. The results showed that explicit and implicit attitudes were more negative when the target was framed as a Muslim, rather than as an immigrant. Interestingly, implicit attitudes were qualified by the participants' religion. Specifically, analyses revealed that Christians demonstrated more negative implicit attitudes toward immigrants than Muslims. Conversely, Atheists demonstrated more negative implicit attitudes toward Muslims than Atheists. These results suggest a complex relationship between religion, and implicit and explicit prejudice. Both the religious affiliation of the perceiver and the perceived religious affiliation of the target are key factors in social perception. SN - 1467-9450 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25231272/Framing__implicitly__matters:_the_role_of_religion_in_attitudes_toward_immigrants_and_Muslims_in_Denmark_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12161 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -