Marc Helbling Is There a Religious Bias Against Muslim Immigrants?
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The research presented in this video explores attitudes towards immigrants and their religious rights in Western societies, based on survey data. MARC HELBLING finds that religiosity and liberal values are key variables: Individuals with liberal values are generally more tolerant towards immigrants – but tolerate religious rights less. Religious people by contrast are less tolerant towards immigrants – but more open towards their religious rights. This suggests that religion still shapes the way social issues are dealt with.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10042
Opposing Muslims and the Muslim Headscarf in Western Europe
- Marc Helbling
- European Sociological Review
- Published in 2014