Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF), 2022
Social cohesion in Baden-Württemberg declined significantly in the course of the pandemic. Younger people in particular more severely affected. Detailed report on the study results.
Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF), 2021
The present study, examining social cohesion in Germany throughout 2020, involved conducting telephone interviews of 611 people three times throughout the course of the year: in February and March, May and June, and in December.
Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF), 2020
“Trust in social and political institutions” is one of nine dimensions underlying the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s empirical measure of social cohesion. Although the studies we have conducted in recent years have shown that social cohesion in Germany as a whole remains strong, an...
Since 2013, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has in numerous studies repeatedly examined the state of social cohesion, while seeking to determine which factors influence it. These efforts have included studies with a cross-national comparative focus, at the national level in Germany...
The topic of social cohesion has gained significantly in importance in recent years, while attracting increasing attention. Over the long term, the megatrends of globalization, digital transformation and demographic change are driving rapid, comprehensive and fundamental...
The third of October 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of German reunification. The debate over whether, and if so at what pace, a Germany that “belongs together is growing together” is just as old. Differences between the federal states of the former West Germany and the...
Globalization and the changes it brings pose challenges for social cohesion. Globalization expert Ian Goldin gave the keynote speech at the High-Level Round Table kicking off the Trying Times conference 2019. In this interview, he explores various aspects of his argument.
Canadian author John Ralston Saul gave the closing speech titled “How to make social cohesion work” at the Trying Times conference 2019. Her argues that the social cohesion of the future needs both diversity and community.
Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF), 2019
The Living Document for the 2019 Trying Times Conference summarizes in eight thematic areas the challenges and recommendations identified as relevant to social cohesion in the world of tomorrow.