Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Results and Country Profiles: Muslims in Europe

Integrated but not accepted?

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The integration of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe is making clear progress. By the second generation at the latest, the majority have entered mainstream society. This is evident in the findings of our Religion Monitor 2017, which investigated the language competence, education, working life and interreligious contacts of Muslims in France, the UK, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The successful integration is all the more notable because none of these five countries offer consistently good opportunities for participation, and Muslims encounter open rejection from about one fifth of the population.

Please find here the most important results and learnings from the five surveyed countries.

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