Half of Germans would like immigrants to adapt to mainstream society. One third would prefer a merging of cultures – and among younger people, this is even the majority view. read more
Religious diversity is part of today’s world. In Germany, for example, adherents of different faiths live together with many people who do not belong to a religious denomination at all. Religion is a key factor determining how people think and act, and therefore a major social force. Consequently, one of the main challenges the world faces today is finding a way for people of different cultural and religious backgrounds to coexist in harmony within any given society. Moreover, if we want to live together in freedom and diversity in the future, we must gain a better understanding of religion and its significance for social change.
Despite social tensions, integration of Muslims is making clear progress, particularly on the job market and regarding the connection with the new homeland. read more
The existing measures designed to integrate hundreds of thousands of refugees into Germany's workforce must be further developed as part of a coordinated overall process, our new study shows. read more