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).
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).View full Research
Type of publication
Survey - quantitative research
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
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
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