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CNCDH, The fight against racism, antisemitisme and xenophobia - 2012 (La lutte contre le racisme, l'antisémitisme et la xénopobie - Année 2012), 21 March 2013

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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

Muslims Religious minorities General population

Key findings

The year 2012 saw an alarming return of Antisemitism and confirms the increase in acts directed against Muslims. For the third consecutive year within French society tolerance fell (3.3 percentage points), with xenophobic sentiments spreading.

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

Quantitative: A face-to-face survey carried out from 2 to 12 December 2013. The questionnaire was designed by the members of the CNCDH with the survey organisation.

Sample details and representativeness

Public survey - 1026 adult respondents living in metropolitan France

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