“welcome culture” – Yes or no? The Germans are divided on questions of Migration and Integration deep. Quite so confrontational as of 2016, as the people were still under the impression of the arrival of more than a Million asylum-seekers, the mood but.

on Thursday study by the Institute for conflict and violence research at the University of Bielefeld with the title “At the same time membership and equivalence” questioned the authors Andreas Zick and Madlen Preuss last spring and summer, more than 2000 adult German without a migration background.

you should say what you think of the statement: “It pleases me that so many migrants for Germany to decide as your new home.” 30.9 percent of the respondents answered with “not applicable”. 30.6 percent spoke out clearly against it. Undecided responses were not counted.

Two years earlier, had positioned itself significantly less German a positive effect on Migration. At the time, 27.5 percent of the respondents had made the same statement. 37.5 per cent referred to at the time as not applicable.

The study also shows that The reference to a German identity loses importance. In past surveys in the years 2014 and 2016 were, respectively, significantly more than 60 percent of Germans, that “our traditions are increasingly being revived”. As the researcher’s 2018 follow-up, the only about half of the respondents is desirable.

The scientists want to find out with your series examination, held now for the third Time, also, as the Locals call certain groups of the population to see. You: The rejection of Muslims has increased between 2016 and 2018. Negative attitudes to Sinti and Roma, and Asians declined slightly. The rejection of people from Africa remains at a relatively high level.

in view of these reservations, a harmonious life together for the challenge. Since it seems almost logical that 37 percent of respondents see between Germans and migrants “more Divisive”. “More Common” perceive 14 percent of them.

the majority of the population is quite willing to people with a different cultural Background to reach out. The statement “I just want to be together with Germans” declined almost 82 percent of study participants without a migration background. Even more, the reluctance against a separation of the company among migrants. As for the study, 361 people were asked with a migrant background, whether they “just wanted to be with migrants”, not agreed with almost 89 percent of them.

What has emotionalized the debate on Integration and Migration, according to estimates by Andreas Zick least strong, is the Lack of clear criteria about what “successful Integration” at all. Here he looks especially politicians have a duty to provide greater transparency.

The Federal Cabinet wants to decide in the coming week the establishment of a “Commission for integration ability”. The Commission is supposed to come in February for the first time together. Are involved, the Federal Ministry of the interior, the Ministry of labour and the Federal Chancellery based integration Commissioner of the Federal government, Annette Widmann-Mauz.

you Ask what the criteria are important for you, shows that labour as well as the respect of laws and institutions, most of them have a lot more weight than the country of birth or the Christian religion.

Co-author Preuß says: “Despite the positive trends, the study also shows that parts of the population still have reservations about the so-called “New” and give them equal rights, deny.” These reservations do not, the researchers are only in German without a migration background, but also increasingly for immigrants who have been living in Germany, and their descendants.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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