Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Summary: Perception of Fairness in Germany

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1. edition
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The majority of Germans feel that things are not fair in the country - neither in the distribution of goods and assets nor between the generations. This is cause for concern: people who perceive more injustice trust politics and institutions less and are less willing to make changes. These are the findings of the study "Perceptions of Fairness in Germany," for which the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Munich-based IFO Institute conducted an online survey of 4,900 people aged 18 and older at the end of last year. The study looked at general distributive justice in society, perceptions of justice with regard to people's own income and assets, and the different generations.

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