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Seidl, C. (2015), Every second perceives Islam as danger for the culture of Austria (Jeder Zweite sieht Islam als Gefahr für Österreichs Kultur), Linzer Market-Institut im Auftrag des STANDARD, 9 January 2015

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation


Seidl, C.

Main Thematic Focus

Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population

General population

Key findings

Half of the Austrian eligible voters state that they do not know a lot about the Islam. Older respondents and voters of the Socio-democratic and the Green Party are more likely to confess that they do know too less about Islam than respondents under 30 and voters of right wing parties. Half of the respondents assume that the Islam wants to change the Austrian society. Also half of the respondents agree that the Islam constitutes a risk for the Austrian society. 45% believe that the Islam has too much influence in Austria. This share is larger among supporters of right-wing parties. 65% of respondents believe that the way how Muslims dress and behave annoys most of the Austrians.

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

CATI survey, questionnaires, data gathering between 17th and 19th December 2014.

Sample details and representativeness

411 respondents, representative for all Austrians over 16 years (eligible voters)

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