|Author (Person)||Boomgaarden, Hajo G., de Vreese, Claes H.|
|Series Title||European Union Politics|
|Series Details||Vol.6, No.1, March 2005, p59-82|
|Publication Date||March 2005|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
This study tests competing hypotheses about public support for European integration and projects referendum voting behaviour. It emphasizes anti-immigration sentiments as a key variable for understanding reluctance about integration. Drawing on survey data, it is shown that anti-immigration sentiments, economic considerations and the evaluation of domestic governments are the strongest predictors of both attitudinal support for integration and individuals' propensity to vote 'yes' in a referendum on the enlargement of the European Union.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|