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Image of muslims in Germany - Perception and exclusion in the debate on integration, (Muslimbilder in Deutschland - Wahrnehmungen und Ausgrenzungen in der Integrationsdebatte), Foroutan, N., Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (Friedrich-Ebert-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


Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation | Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Main Thematic Focus

Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population


Key findings

The study shows, that the negative public image of Muslims in Germany does not correlate with actual measurable data on the success of migrant integration. Scientific analyses are not able to counter the public 'gut feeling' in political discourse.
Negative opinions and generalisations on the adaptability of Muslim citizens and migrants in Germany also have an effect on their recruitment in the labour market, housing situations and education.
The article also empirically refutes the general argument that people with migration background are taking over jobs and positions in government.

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

Based on secondary research of multiple studies concern with the perception of and attitude towards Muslim citizens and migrants.
The data was acquired through the findings and results from polls and questionnaires, performed by other studies and surveys.

Sample details and representativeness

Not specifiable

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