project . 2021 - 2022 . Closed

From Rumour to Riot: Assessing the effects of verbal prejudice on desires and perceptions of intergroup contact between Muslims and non-Muslims

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/V019368/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 7,504 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 May 2021
    End Date
    30 May 2022
Description
ESRC : John Shayegh : ES/P000762/1 Prejudice against Muslims has risen in the U.K. and Canada, threatening harmonious intergroup relations and the wellbeing of Muslims. Some politicians endorse and encourage interactions among people from diverse backgrounds, whereas others discourage this. It is currently unclear what effects this has on the desires of non-Muslims to interact with Muslims. Using Canadian politicians' twitter statements from the 2019 election period, themes related to politicians' statements about Muslims will be explored. Then positive and negative messaging about Muslims from this data will inform experimental manipulations to understand their...
Description
ESRC : John Shayegh : ES/P000762/1 Prejudice against Muslims has risen in the U.K. and Canada, threatening harmonious intergroup relations and the wellbeing of Muslims. Some politicians endorse and encourage interactions among people from diverse backgrounds, whereas others discourage this. It is currently unclear what effects this has on the desires of non-Muslims to interact with Muslims. Using Canadian politicians' twitter statements from the 2019 election period, themes related to politicians' statements about Muslims will be explored. Then positive and negative messaging about Muslims from this data will inform experimental manipulations to understand their...
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