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Study warns of loss of democratic orientation

According to a study, half of the German secret organizations almost feels would affect the policy. A majority of asylum seekers devalues the end. Researchers warn against the loss of democratic orientation.

the key results of The new "mid-study" at first appear to be contradictory. Accordingly, the consent to the misanthropic and anti-democratic attitudes in Germany is constant at a high level. But at the same time, the majority of Germans is in favour of democracy, and welcomes the diversity of society.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Bielefeld Institute for interdisciplinary conflict and violence research commissioned by the SPD - affiliated Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. The contradictory results they summarize in this way: "Superficially a high consent to democracy, but which is accompanied by anti-democratic and anti-pluralist Beliefs. The middle loses its solid ground and their democratic orientation."

according to The study, the setting of asylum deteriorated in Germany.

Stronger devaluation of the asylum seeker

The center of studies of the Foundation appear in the Two-year cycle since 2006. For the current survey, in 1890, the German state were surveyed citizens on the phone to your agreement to certain statements.

people hostile prejudices remained, therefore, in the past five years. They concern mainly the Sinti and Roma, Immigrants and Muslims. Similar to the survey in 2016, 19 percent of the respondents in tourism and Muslim enemy were in favour of each settings, 26 percent voted to pejorative statements about Sinti and Roma.

Towards asylum seekers, the settings deteriorated compared to the previous study. So negative opinions agreed with more than half (54 percent), compared with asylum-seekers to search. In 2016, it was still 50 percent. A third of respondents did not according to the study, also liberal attitudes to democracy and ensuring equal rights for all.

"lip-service to democracy is not enough"

Such opinions can go hand-in-hand with a higher violence approval and willingness and thus a coarsening of the society, says the head of the Institute Andreas Zick: "lip service to democracy will not be rich according to the study." There is a need for more education for democracy, work against prejudice and less belittling of people hostile and democracy, in disregard of opinions.

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