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CNCDH, The fight against racisme, antisemitisme and xenophobia - 2011 (La lutte contre le racisme, l’antisémitisme et la xénophobie – Année 2011), 26 November 2011

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body


CNCDH | Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l'Homme

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population

General population

Key findings

Tolerance is declining, xenophobia is spreading, without this being accompanied by an increase in acts or threats coming within the force of the law. The confirmation of the downward trend, in 2011, of manifestations of racism and anti-Semitism does not however hide attacks to property and people for their membership of Islam, which are moving in the opposite direction. One observes in 2011 a form of protectionist racism against a supposed threat, the fact that this is constructed socially and in the media and is not based on any factual study does not prevent people from holding the perception.

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

Quantitative: A face-to-face survey carried out from 28 November to 5 December 2011. The questionnaire was designed by the members of the CNCDH with the survey organisation.

Sample details and representativeness

Public survey - 1033 adult respondents living in metropolitan France

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