Islamophobia has risen markedly in Germany, a study published on Wednesday showed, underscoring the tensions simmering in German society after more than one million migrants, mostly Muslims, arrived last year.
Every second respondent in the study of 2,420 people said they sometimes felt like a foreigner in their own country due to the many Muslims here, up from 43 percent in 2014 and 30.2 percent in 2009.
The number of people who believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany has also risen, the study showed, and now stands at just above 40 percent, up from about a fifth in 2009.
The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Leipzig in co-operation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation and the Otto-Brenner foundation.
The influx of migrants has fuelled support for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party that wants to ban minarets and the burqa and has described Islam as incompatible with the German constitution. [Reuters] Read more
Migrant crisis has left half of Germans ‘feeling like STRANGERS in their own country’
HALF of Germans can feel like a stranger in their own country after over a million migrants arrived there last year, a new study has suggested.
Islamophobia has risen markedly in German, according to a new study, underscoring the tensions simmering in German society.
Every second respondent of the 2,420 people asked said they sometimes felt like a foreigner in their own country due to the many Muslims here, up from 43 per cent in 2014 and 30.2 per cent in 2009.
The number of people who believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany has also risen, the study showed, and now stands at just above 40 per cent, up from about a fifth in 2009. [EXPRESS.CO.UK] Read more
‘Islamophobia’ rising in Germany following influx of refugees
Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees.
More than 40 per cent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
The study – conducted by researchers at the University of Leipzig in co-operation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation, and the Otto-Brenner foundation – surveyed a total of 2,420 Germans.
The 40 per cent who said Muslims should be banned from coming to Germany is significantly higher from 2009, when just one-fifth expressed the same sentiment.
In addition, every second respondent said they sometimes feel like a foreigner in their own country, due to large number of Muslims living in Germany, according to Reuters report.
That number is compared to 43 per cent in 2014 and 30.2 per cent in 2009.
Unsurprisingly, members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party were most likely to favour stopping Muslims from coming to Germany. [Dailytimes] Read more
Germans becoming increasingly xenophobic, study finds
A study by the University of Leipzig has revealed a growing suspicion and even hatred towards Muslims over the past two years. It found that Germans have also become increasingly skeptical of politics and the police.
More than 40 percent of the public think Muslims should be prevented from migrating to Germany, while around half of those interviewed said they sometimes felt like a stranger in their own country, compared to 43 percent two years ago.
Respondents also displayed more animosity towards other minority groups, including homosexuals and Romany people, also called Gypsies. Nearly three out of five respondents believed that Romanies were more likely to commit crimes.
More than 40 percent of those questioned said it was disgusting when gays kissed in public, compared to 25 percent in 2011. A third thought same-sex marriages, currently not recognized under German law, should not be allowed.
Reaction to the refugee crisis was understandably noticeable, after Germany received more than 1.2 million migrants over the past year. Around four-fifths of those interviewed said the country should not be so generous, and nearly 60 percent disagreed with the assertion that asylum seekers are fleeing persecution at home. [Deutsche Welle] Read more