Czech students view of Muslims, refugees worsens

Czech secondary school students view Muslims and refugees more negatively than in 2007, according to the Median agency’s poll for the People in Need humanitarian organization that has released its results to the Czech News Agency.

One-third of the students now said they would not mind if their neighbor was a Muslim, while eight years ago two thirds of students said they would not mind it.

Half of the respondents said students should not wear symbols of their faith in school, while only one out of four (26 percent) opposed the wearing of such symbols in 2007, the poll showed.

…. The pollsters said the students have become more mistrustful of Muslims due to an increased number of violent incidents that occurred in the past 12 months, such as the operations by Islamic State militants and the armed attack on the Paris seat of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine. [Czech News Agency] Read more