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The Tent Partnership for Refugees is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that supports practical research and analysis that helps inform the private sector, governments, nonprofits, and other stakeholders. Tent engages credible, independent experts and research organizations to undertake this work. While Tent compensates them for their research and analysis, Tent does not seek to influence their findings. Tent is committed to the independence and integrity of the research and analysis it funds.
With so much written and discussed about public opinion of refugees and the policies that would impact their lives, the Tent Partnership for Refugees commissioned extensive survey research to hear from refugees in their own words. AudienceNet conducted a comprehensive survey of 1,500 refugees living in Germany, Jordan, and Greece. The findings from this polling are compelling, sometimes heartbreaking, and provide important insight for communities, policy makers, and concerned citizens around the world.
Tent Tracker 2016: Qualitative Surveys
In March 2016, Tent commissioned in-depth, qualitative research to better understand the public perception of refugees and the refugee crisis in five countries—Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, and Turkey. Tent sought to better understand the general public’s awareness of the issue, why they believed what they did, and explore ways in which those opinions could be shifted.
Refugees Work: A Humanitarian Investment That Yields Economic Dividends
A study conducted by the Open Political Economy Network that highlights how accepting refugees and empowering them to succeed in the workforce can lead to significant economic growth, increased productivity and wages, new businesses and job, and increased international trade and innovation, among other benefits. The study demonstrates how investing one euro in welcoming refugees can yield nearly two in economic benefits within five years.
Tent Tracker: Public Perceptions of the Refugee Crisis (2016)
In November 2015 and January 2016, the Tent Partnership for Refugees commissioned extensive and unprecedented surveys on the perception of refugees amongst the populations of 11 countries. Tent's aim in conducting this research was to understand the public sentiment toward refugees to learn what messaging could be utilized to shift public opinion toward supporting refugees.
Crisis in Context: The Global Refugee Problem
This report attempts to place the current global refugee problem within a clearer context to allow for better informed policy decisions by all involved. The international response to the current forced displacement crisis has been deeply uneven, and this report proposes a series of recommendations to help address it.