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Muslim discrimination: evidence from two lost letter experiments
School of Business and Economics Linnaeus University Växjö, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1798-8284
2010 (English)In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, ISSN 0021-9029, E-ISSN 1559-1816, Vol. 40, no 4, 888-898 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there has been considerable concern about whether Muslims living in Western countries are targets of prejudice. A considerable amount of survey-based evidence suggests that Muslims are victims of discrimination. This paper tested this hypothesis. Two lost-letter experiments were conducted to test whether the difference in returned letters would be attributable to whether the addressee was Muslim or Swedish. The results show that Muslims receive far fewer letters than do Swedes. However, this discrimination only appears when the lost letters contain money; in which case, the finder gains by not posting the letter.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Vol. 40, no 4, 888-898 p.
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Economics Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88035DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00602.xOAI: diva2:601388
Available from: 2013-01-29 Created: 2013-01-29 Last updated: 2015-03-06

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