Migrantsʼ political party preferences: Changing patterns

To The Point | September 2018

(Only available in German)

The data in the SVRʼs 2018 Integration Barometer show that over the past two years the political affiliation of people with a migration background has shifted – in some cases quite considerably. What the analysis shows is that the growing group of migrants in Germany are no longer clearly aligned to any particular political party. Traditional political affiliations are weakening. The 2016 finding that the majority of people with a migration background tend to vote for left-of-centre parties no longer applies.