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Bretschneider, R. and GfK Austria GmbH (2017), Integration and living together. What does Austria think? (Integration und Zusammenleben. Was denkt Österreich?), Vienna, Österreichischer Integrationsfonds

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation


Bretschneider, R. and GfK Austria GmbH

Main Thematic Focus

Integration & inclusion

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The study is on the perceptions of the general population on integration. Almost all respondents believe that integration is obeying Austrian rules and laws and achieving good German skills. The respondents believe that the following aspects are indicators for bad integration: putting the Islam over the rule of law (90%), no adaption on the Austrian habits (85%), denying gender equality (85%), and bad German skills (81%). Half of respondents worry about the spreading of radical Islam (49%) but only 29% perceive that religious believe is a barrier for integration. 52% believe that migrants only are responsible for integration.

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

Online survey among a representative sample of Austrians.

Sample details and representativeness

Representative survey among 1,000 Austrians, aged 16 and above. Online survey, data gathering in November 2016

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