Support for the Swiss anti-immigration party SVP and actual share of immigrants

Share of non-Swiss by canton and vote for the Swiss People's Party

In the graph above I have plotted the share of immigrants in Swiss cantons and the percentage of votes for the Swiss People’s Party in the Swiss federal elections of October 16. The relationship is similar as the one we could observe for the anti-immigration referendum earlier. The fewer migrants there are, the more people vote for an anti-immigration party. Some numbers should be taken with caution, however. For instance, Ticino and Geneva have other anti-immigration parties (the Lega dei Ticinesi and the MCG respectively), and the election in Nidwald is de facto a majoritarian election, which explains its outlier status.