Meinungsraum Institut (2015), Stocktaking the tolerance limit of Austrians (Die Toleranzgrenze der Österreicherinnen und Österreicher – eine Bestandsaufnahme) Vienna, Mauthausen Komitee Österreichf
Meinungsraum Institut (2015), Stocktaking the tolerance limit of Austrians (Die Toleranzgrenze der Österreicherinnen und Österreicher – eine Bestandsaufnahme) Vienna, Mauthausen Komitee ÖsterreichfView full Research
Type of publication
Area/location of interest
Not applicable - national level
Type of Institution
Survey research organisation
Austria, Meinungsraum Institut
Main Thematic Focus
Public perceptions & attitudes
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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