The influence of religion on the acceptance and integration of immigrants: A multi-dimensional perspective

Allon Vishkin, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

We review the role of religion in the acceptance and integration of immigrants. Majority groups' religion can exert both a positive and negative effect on tolerance and acceptance of immigrants, depending on the dimension of religiosity and depending on whether immigrants do or do not share the same religious affiliation. Immigrants' religion can also exert both a positive and negative effect on their integration, by providing a social network and a system of meaning but also potentially facilitating extremism, depending on value conflicts with the majority group and acceptance by the majority group. We conclude by highlighting avenues for future research, including the study of manifestations of religion in the public sphere.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)101421
Number of pages1
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume47
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • Integration
  • Motivation
  • Religion

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The influence of religion on the acceptance and integration of immigrants: A multi-dimensional perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this