Transformation and transferral of acceptance following the 2019 Christchurch New Zealand mosque attacks
Presented by Professor Joseph Bulbulia (School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington/Te Herenga Waka), on behalf of the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study.
We systematically quantify prejudice before and after the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks in a nationally diverse longitudinal sample of New Zealanders (N = 11,272). We find that after the attacks, acceptance of Muslims strongly increased. Encouragingly, acceptance also grew for Asian ethnic groups. Notably, prejudice for non-Muslim and non-Asian targets, such as the elderly and overweight people, remained constant. This pattern indicates the growth of Muslim acceptance and its transferral to Asians is a response specific to domestic terrorism.
Thus, although the attacks were perpetrated to incite a race war, their immediate effects were to forge tolerance. Worryingly, however, the growth and spread of tolerance may be waning.
|Date||Friday, 11 June 2021|
|Time||3:00pm - 4:15pm|
|Audience||Public,All University,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni|
|Location||Blue Lecture Theatre (School of Dentistry), 310 Great King Street, Dunedin.|
|Contact Name||Deane Galbraith|
|Contact Phone||+64 21 236 6294|