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[OQSPS] Net Opposition to Immigrants of Different Nationalities

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Many thanks for the review.

(2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38)ljzigerell Wrote: 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.


This has been noted in Section 2.

(2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38)ljzigerell Wrote: 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.


This has been noted in Section 2.

(2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38)ljzigerell Wrote: 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.


This information has been included in a footnote in Section 2.

(2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38)ljzigerell Wrote: 4. Ideally, in Figure 1, the country labels would not be on top of one another, and the figures would include the correlation coefficients.


The correlation coefficients have been included in the text, as well as in the Abstract, so I do not believe there is a strong rationale for also including them in the Figures. I would also claim that the country labels on the graphs are reasonably legible. I would therefore prefer not to change them.

(2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38)ljzigerell Wrote: 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.


Standardised coefficients for control variables are now displayed in the tables. I agree with the reviewer's intuition that, given the small sample size, adding regional controls would offer very little conceptual purchase.

(2016-Oct-18, 08:28:38)ljzigerell Wrote: 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.


The regression models now also control for national IQ.
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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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