Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Perception versus reality

Nezua sez:
I’ve included one picture of one graph (above), which at full size, may be readable. I found it very interesting and useful information, in fact. It shows how large a surveyed part of a handful of nations’ perceive their immigrant population to be versus how large it actually is. As you can see, in every single nation, people grossly overestimate how many of “them” are among “us.” Points away from factual happenings spurring the overall society’s feelings on immigrants and toward other realities, internal ones, emotions, beliefs. There was a slew of this kind of data that will be useful in discussing immigration in many contexts.
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