The Hungarian institute Bakamo Social evaluated more than 45 million comments over a period of one year. The result consists of 28 country reports and one European summary. According to the results, five pan-European narratives are discussed in all countries. Migration as a security issue, a question of identity, an economic or demographic challenge and a humanitarian issue. Despite overlapping content, there is a clear trend. Discussions on security and loss of identity dominate the web. The humanitarian narrative hardly penetrates and is just as often used by anti-migration supporters. Economic and demographic discussions are rather underrepresented.
Interesting results can also be found in the individual country reports. These provide insight into local and pan-European trends: Which events triggered the strongest discussions in 2017/18? Were the discussions more objective or emotional? Which channels and accounts dominated the debate?
Click on the animation for the respective country report.
Click HERE for the Summary Report.