Negative Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers

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This essay examines the social issue of Australians holding negative attitudes towards asylum seekers. Asylum seekers are those people claim to be refugees, but their claim has not yet been finalised or evaluated, it is approximated that there are one million people seeking asylum every year (UNHCR, 2016). There is a significant amount of research indicating that many Australians hold a negative attitude against asylum seekers, Pedersen, Atwell, & Heveli, (2005) and Schweitzer, Perkoulidis, Krome, Ludlow & Ryan, (2005) found that more than 60% of participants in their studies expressed negative attitudes towards asylum seekers. In her study Klocker (2004) found extreme negativity against asylum with 70% of participants viewing asylum seekers
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