Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Dr. Yasemin El-Menouar, Dr. Kai Unzicker

Climate Change, Diversity, Justice

How Values Determine Our Attitudes toward the Social Issues Shaping Our Future

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Current debates on social issues shaping our future suggest that the German public is increasingly polarized. Our study explores the idea of an increasingly polarized society through the prism of three key themes: climate change, diversity and social justice. It also examines the extent to which we can actually determine whether or not society is drifting apart on these deeply controversial issues. The study focuses in part on the question of the extent to which people’s values shape their views on basic social issues.

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