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Meinungsraum Institut (2015), Stocktaking the tolerance limit of Austrians (Die Toleranzgrenze der Österreicherinnen und Österreicher – eine Bestandsaufnahme) Vienna, Mauthausen Komitee Österreichf

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation


Austria, Meinungsraum Institut

Main Thematic Focus

Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The tolerance towards different ethnic origins is high: 82 percent of respondents have no problem being treated by a Black dentist, 79% have no problem being treated by a Turkish doctor in hospital. These high tolerance-rates are also true for those older than 60 years. Howver, tolerance related to religion is the lowest recorded in the survey: 65% perceive it problematic if a family member would convert to Islam, 64% would have a problem with a Mosque in the neighbourhood but only 42% would have a problem with a Buddhist centre in the neighbourhood. Women are more tolerant than men, particularly men in occupational age are less tolerant than the average.

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

CAWI survey, questionnaires, data gathering between 7th and 14th April 2015

Sample details and representativeness

1,000 respondents, representative sample, quota-sample along gender, age, educational level and province

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