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Scheitz, T., Schnell, P., Nik Nafs, C., Güngör, K., Riffer, F. Think difference - Büro für Gesellschaft, Organisation und Entwicklung (2015), Adolescents in open youth work. Identities, life situations and devaluating attitudes (Jugendliche in der offenen Jugendarbeit. Identitäten, Lebenslagen und abwertende Einstellungen),Vienna, Magistratsabteilung 13 der Stadt Wien

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research Study - qualitative research

Geographical coverage

Regional Local

Area/location of interest

AT130 - Wien

Type of Institution

Public authority


Austria, Magistratsabteilung

Main Thematic Focus

Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The majority of the respondents do report either no or less experiences of discrimination. However, devaluing of religious belief has been reported frequently by the respondents. Furthermore, the reported fear that the religion is devalued are great among the respondents.

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

CAPI survey among youngsters aged between 14 and 24, carried out between November 2014 and January 2015 and 20 qualitative Interviews with youngsters aged between 16 and 20

Sample details and representativeness

Quantitative survey: 401 respondents, sample selected not randomly out of youngsters, who use youth facilities, which are co-funded by the City of Vienna. Sample is neither representative for the Viennese youth population (only users of public youth centres in the sample) nor along categories of gender, age and religion.
Boys are overrepresented (71% boys in the sample compared to 51% in Vienna), migrants of first and second generation are also overrepresented in the sample (38% vs. 25% in the first generation and 47% vs. 22% of the second generation). 53% of respondents are Muslims.
Qualitative survey: 20 youngsters randomly selected in youth facilities, 18 boys, 2 girls.

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