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Migration Skepticism Test

A recent report from YouGov suggests that worries over migration is the most important, or second most important, issue for voters in 9 out of 11 EU countries. However, the debate over migration is often marred by straw men on both sides, with pro-migration advocates accusing the other side of being racist, xenophobic, and intolerant, while people skeptical of migration accuse their adversaries of being naive, deceitful, or even traitors to their country.

This test aims to be free of spin and political agendas. It will measure your attitudes to migration on six domains. Three of these were identified by the professor of philosophy at Harvard University, Robert Nozick. The other three have recently surfaced in connection with the migration debate.

For each of the following items, indicate your level of agreement.

Question 1 of 30

I worry that many or most of the reports of migrants to my country trying to force their values on the host population are exaggerated or fake.



The IDR-MST© is the property of IDR Labs International. The report “Most Important Issues Facing the EU” is the property and copyright of YouGov PLC. The categories of Existential, Missionary, and Imperialistic were devised by professor of philosophy at Harvard University, Robert Nozick.

The IDR-MST is a polling and research instrument for measuring voter skepticism in relation to migration issues. It is based on independent polling reports that show worries over migration is the most important, or second most important, issue for voters in 9 out of 11 EU countries. The IDR-MST was created to measure skepticism on 6 distinct parameters in relation to migration. It aims to be agenda-free, and to accurately reproduce the respondent’s attitudes toward migration.

This test has been made with the aid of professional political analysts and respondents from all sides of the political spectrum. Note, however, that even professional political tests used in academic research are only approximations. No test ever devised can designate your political allegiances with complete certainty or replace familiarizing yourself with the politics of your country in depth.

The IDR-MST is the property of IDR Labs International. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of a wide range of personality tests and have worked professionally with politics and personality testing. The results of our online Migration Skepticism test are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. The test is presented for polling and research purposes only, and no endorsement of any of the positions contained herein is implied by its presentation. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online migration skepticism test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on six of the major causes of skepticism in the migration debate as commonly seen in Western democracies.

2. Agenda-free. While there are other political tests in existence, many of them attempt to spin the questions so as to have the respondent come out in agreement with the preferred political view of their authors. This test aims to be agenda-free by putting the questions to you without bias, and by observing best practice standards in relation to construction of test items and scoring.

3. Inspired by reputable works. The test is inspired by reputable offerings, such as data from the polling agency YouGov and the award-winning work of Robert Nozick, professor of philosophy at Harvard University.

4. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally with political science and political analysis.