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[OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities

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Very nice analysis and write up. I'll offer a few suggestions:

1. I think that the manuscript should disclose that, for each of the 23 dataset countries, the YouGov immigration item had "Don't Know" responses for 22% to 29% of observations.

2. For the data analysis that I conducted, alternate specifications did not affect the inference about the correlation of net opposition and the log of arrest rates; the alternate specifications were a modified outcome variable (the more option, a four-option scale without Don't Knows, and a four-option scale with Don't Knows coded as "the same"); a revised coding of the country controls (Western Europe, as Western excluding Poland; West as Western including Romania, Russia, and Israel; including dichotomous controls for other regions, such as East Asia, Africa, and Latin America); and coding the percentage white for South Africa as 90% (the percentage of South Africans in the UK who are white, according to Wikipedia), instead of as the 8.2% of whites in South Africa.

It might be beneficial to the reader to note that the manuscript's main inferences do not change with particular alternate specifications, whether the aforementioned specifications or other specifications.

3. It might be valuable to note in the manuscript the countries coded as Western. The countries furthest below the regression line in Figure 1 are those most plausibly considered Western, but other plausibly Western countries are near or above the line, so it might be valuable to know which countries are coded Western.

4. Ideally, in Figure 1, the country labels would not be on top of one another, and the figures would include the correlation coefficients.

5. The abstract and conclusion provide two implications of the manuscript: accurate stereotypes, and opposition to immigration from certain groups being informed by rational beliefs about that group. Presumably, according to some perceptions, irrational reasons for opposition to immigration from a particular country are the race or ethnicity of the immigrants, so there might value in reporting standardized effects for the Western country variable, to see the extent to which immigrants from Western countries are favored, or, for that matter, to include regional controls to assess the extent to which particular regions are favored, although the small sample size and lack of relevant controls might not be conducive enough to this sort of analysis.

6. The final sentence of the manuscript notes the lack of data for characteristics of immigrant groups in the UK, but the percentage white and percentage English speakers controls used in Table 1 were based on the home countries and not on immigrants in the UK, so it's not clear why controls could not be included with data on characteristics from the home countries for, say, mean country IQ or international test scores.
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[OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Oct-09, 23:54:06
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by Emil - 2016-Oct-10, 05:44:39
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Oct-10, 15:29:06
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by Emil - 2016-Oct-10, 16:35:11
Analytic replication - by Emil - 2016-Oct-10, 17:39:41
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Oct-11, 12:44:14
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by Emil - 2016-Oct-11, 16:07:04
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by Emil - 2016-Oct-13, 21:54:07
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Oct-16, 19:26:10
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by Emil - 2016-Oct-16, 22:12:45
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by ljzigerell - 2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Oct-18, 15:24:48
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by ljzigerell - 2016-Oct-20, 15:21:34
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by HeinerRindermann - 2016-Nov-01, 21:21:44
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Nov-02, 12:41:06
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by HeinerRindermann - 2016-Nov-08, 21:33:10
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by Emil - 2016-Nov-10, 20:01:37
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2016-Nov-11, 23:03:25
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by jsmith - 2018-Mar-27, 04:27:53
RE: [OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities - by NoahCarl - 2018-Apr-03, 20:36:43
 
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