Changing the debate: video animation on the impact of immigration on the UK
Opinion polls have shown for some time that the public sees immigration as one of the most important issues facing Britain (Ipsos Mori, 2015). At the same time, public understanding of evidence on the economic impacts of immigration is poor and strongly influenced by the media. This in turn affects the quality and content of public debate and the policy formulation process. The question behind this report is whether attitudes towards immigration can be influenced by evidence, presented in a simple and straightforward way, through a short video animation.
The report can be read here, and you can follow the link above the watch the video.
The sources used in the video can be found here:
- How concerned is the public? Ipsos MORI
- Who is migrating to the UK, where from and why? Migration Observatory
- What is the effect on jobs and wages? Centre for Economic Performance (LSE)
- What is the effect on schools? Centre for the Economics of Education (LSE)
- What is the effect on the NHS? The Kings Fund
- Does benefit tourism exist? The Guardian
- How much to migrants contribute to public finances? Migration Observatory
- How does London contribute to UK public finances? City of London Corporation