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Table 1 Description of sample on key nationality variables. The overall ICS descriptive results tended to identify greater variation between countries than between cities within the same country. For nationality acquisition, the apparent variation between cities has been addressed by Reichel and Morales 2017. Using Eurostat 2011 Census Hub of the European Statistical System, they identified an overrepresentation of naturalised ICS respondents in Brussels and, to a lesser extent, Budapest, and an underrepresentation in Antwerp, Liege and Paris

From: Naturalisation in context: how nationality laws and procedures shape immigrants’ interest and ability to acquire nationality in six European countries

  N Acquired nationality % of Total N Total interested % of Total non-applicants N Total
Belgium 427 45% 221 68% 943
 Antwerp 95 32% 89 71% 295
 Brussels 216 57% 65 62% 377
 Liege 116 43% 67 69% 271
France 357 39% 361 83% 916
 Lyon 120 41% 114 79% 291
 Paris 237 38% 247 85% 625
Hungary (Budapest) 462 43% 262 58% 1075
Italy 59 7% 379 59% 809
 Milan 35 9% 195 64% 402
 Naples 24 6% 184 55% 407
Portugal 240 20% 675 86% 1185
 Faro 59 15% 223 84% 383
 Lisbon 86 20% 249 86% 432
 Setubal 95 26% 203 89% 370
Spain 357 38% 306 86% 937
 Barcelona 128 33% 127 85% 389
 Madrid 229 42% 179 86% 548
TOTAL 1902 32% 2204 74% 5865
  1. Source: Immigrant Citizens Survey (ICS)