Štefančík, R., Lenč, J. (2012), Young migrants in slovak society. International migration, muslims, state and public opinion (Mladí migranti v slovenskej spoločnosti. Medzinárodná migrácia, moslimovia, štát a verejná mienka), survey conducted by authors, published in Brno, Tribun EU.
Štefančík, R., Lenč, J. (2012), Young migrants in slovak society. International migration, muslims, state and public opinion (Mladí migranti v slovenskej spoločnosti. Medzinárodná migrácia, moslimovia, štát a verejná mienka), survey conducted by authors, published in Brno, Tribun EU.View full Research
Type of publication
Study - qualitative research
Area/location of interest
Not applicable - national level
Type of Institution
Štefančík, R., Lenč, J.
Main Thematic Focus
Integration & inclusion Public perceptions & attitudes
General population Migrants
The study sheds light on attitudes of young people towards migration and migrants. It is also focused on young migrants´ perspective on integration and their own experiences (by young migrants we mean migrants, i.e. foreign nationals at the age of 15-30). Respondents' attitudes depended on migrants' country of origin. Migrants from Western Europe and the U.S. and Canada were perceived more positively than migrants from Africa, Vietnam and Middle East. The research revealed extremely negative attitudes towards Muslims in particular. Young people would not accept public practices of Islam and Islamic traditions. Mosques should not be allowed to be built in Slovakia as it would cause growth of extremism. Migrants were expected to accept and adopt Slovak cultural and legal norms.
Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)
Qualitative research (8 focus groups). Topics covered: perception of 1st and 2nd generation migrants among young people, young people's knowledge of migration and integration issues, personal experience with migrants, perception of new religious minorities (Muslims in particular).
Sample details and representativeness
84 young people (general population) aged 16-23 - 6 focus groups with high school students and 2 focus groups with university students (1 technical major and 1 social science/humanities major). Focus groups were conducted in different regions across Slovakia. One focus groups included participants of Roma and Hungarian nationality.
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