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This article investigates to what extent integration policy models affect immigrants’ adoption of residence country attitudes. Data come from an original survey among Turkish immigrants and their descendants in three countries with distinctive policy models: Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Two types of attitudes are investigated: room for Islam in the public sphere and moral liberalism. The opinions of the immigrants are compared both in absolute terms and in terms of the value gap with the average opinion in the residence society populations. The results suggest that the effect of integration policies is modest at best.

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Journal article


Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

Publication Date



10 (3)


338 - 358

Total pages



Sociocultural integration, integration policies, Turkish immigrants, Muslims, values, immigrant attitudes, citizenship, assimilation