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Table 5 Predicting political tolerance: alternative index

From: Time for tolerance: exploring the influence of learning institutions on the recognition of political rights among immigrants

  Model 1 Model 2
Time in Sweden (log) 3.5 (2.3) 1.2 (2.3)
Post-migration education   0.2 (0.3)
Labour market position (Employed = ref.)
 Weak labour force attachment   −4.3 (2.5)*
 Pensioner   −2.5 (4.5)
Associational activity (log)   −0.4 (0.6)
Political participation (log)   6.0 (1.3)***
Constant 90.8 86.8
N 696 696
R2 0.035 0.067
  1. Entries are ordinary least-squares (OLS) estimates with standard errors in parenthesis. The sample is weighted to be representative of people who have immigrated to Sweden. The alternative political tolerance index (cf. Table 4 in Appendix) utilised in this analysis includes items referring to three more groups: ‘left-wing extremists’, ‘right-wing extremists’ and ‘racists’. All control variables (cf. Table 1 above) are also included in the respective regression equations, but not reported here. The dependent variable political tolerance runs from 0 (no group is politically tolerated) to 100 (all seven groups are politically tolerated)
  2. Statistical significance: ***p < .01, *p < .10