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  1. Syrian refugees

    How Scientists Could Influence Your Stance on Refugees

    Big data has met refugee advocacy — with promising results. Hive, a special projects group of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is working on a new project to understand America’s role in the refugee crisis. Their mission? Creating analytical models similar to voting data used by political consultants to garner support and understanding for refugees resettling in the United States. Their findings so far have been surprising – and revealing. Telegraphing that refugees undergo stringent security checks generally decreases public support, while references to successful refugees, like Albert Einstein, resonate well.

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