The inflammatory nature of the ‘immigration debate’ has helped to make immigration one of the most divisive issues of recent times.
The National Conversation on immigration is one of the largest public engagement projects into public policy ever undertaken.
Divided, but more nuanced than we would think? Our National Conversation seeks answers from 60 communities around the UK.
In face-to-face discussions, the majority of the population has moderate, nuanced and constructive views about immigration.
The public sees immigration on the national scale through a ‘local lens’ that reflects their everyday experiences.
An immigration policy that works for the economy and has broad public support needs to consider both national and local issues.