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Muslims in Europe - Integrated but not accepted? Results and Country Profiles, Bertelsmann Foundation (Bertelsmann Stiftung).

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Bertelsmann Foundation | Bertelsmann Stiftung

Main Thematic Focus

Integration & inclusion

Target Population


Key findings

The survey includes five countries in their analysis and compares them through individual profiles. The countries are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.
This study found that there are several key issues that help towards a successful integration of Muslims. The learning of the German language is key to integration. The early educational system in Germany puts Muslim students at a disadvantage. Germany's labour market is an important example of integration of Muslims through participating in working life. Muslims also feel closely connected to the country they live in.
In the comparison between the countries, Germany ranks as the best framework for integration through participation, while language and education acquisition still lacks among Muslims born and raised in Germany.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The data stems from a representative survey conducted at the end of 2016. The questions posed ask about the connectedness between Muslims, the country they reside in and the country of origin. It also asks about the religiosity of Muslims, ranking between highly and moderate.
Other methods are not further specified.

Sample details and representativeness

The total sample size of all participants in all five countries is more the 10.000 people. For each country, the data set consists of approximately 1.000 to 1.500 individuals.

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