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Centre for Peace Studies (Centar za mirovne studije) (2017), Prevalence and indicators of discriminatory and xenophobic attitudes in the Republic of Croatia in 2017 (Zastupljenost i indikatori diskriminacijskih i ksenofobičnih stavova u Republici Hrvatskoj u 2017.)

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Croatia, Centre for Peace Studies | Centar za mirovne studije

Main Thematic Focus

Discrimination Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The objective was to determine to what extent and how did citizens' attitudes and the knowledge of discrimination and xenophobia changed in relation to 2013 when the first survey was conducted. The conclusion is that the fears and attitudes towards foreigners have increased or remained at the same level over the past four years. However, it is important to stress that this is not straightforward; it depends on specific segments of foreigners and measured attitudes, as there are areas where a significant shift in the positive direction was recorded. Young generations, in principle, show greater openness and can serve as a basis for the development of Croatia as a modern and open society.

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

Survey - quantitative research

Sample details and representativeness

Field survey in households by face-to-face method as a part of Ipsos Agency omnibus research. Data source made based on the representative sample for the population from the age of 18. Target audience size: 3,487,034 and the sample size: 975 subjects. The sample type is a two-step stratified random sample with stages. Household selection by random step method from the default address. A respondent was selected through quota and the stratification was based on size of the settlement - 4 categories, six geo-economic regimes, post-stratification based on gender, age, size of settlements, region and education. Data collection period was 1 – 20 March 2017.

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