Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Christine Chaney
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Jennifer McKinney
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Kevin Neuhouser
civic nationalism, ethnic nationalism, immigrants, attitudes
Immigration has been an important topic throughout America’s history. Studies have linked nationalism to attitudes towards immigrants, and literature has repeatedly distinguished different types of nationalism. This study looks at measures of two different types of nationalism (civic and ethnic nationalism) and tests the measures on the impact of attitudes towards immigrants. It was predicted civic and ethnic nationalism would both be predictive of negative attitudes towards immigrants, but that measures of ethnic nationalism would have greater predictive value than measures of civic nationalism. Data was used from the 2014 General Social Survey, with analysis being run using SPSS. Findings supported the hypothesis that ethnic measures of nationalism was more predictive of negative attitudes towards immigrants, but due to the small set of measures of civic nationalism, findings are supportive of the first hypothesis but require further research.
Kaber Lewis, Maryta L., "Nationalism and Attitudes towards Immigration: A comparison on ethnic and civic nationalism and the impact on attitudes towards immigrants." (2019). Honors Projects. 90.