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Minorities in Europe

Different reports

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research has published in October 2020 a report by Sergio DellaPergola and L. Daniel Staetsky, Jews in Europe at the turn of the Millennium. Population trends and estimates.

The Network of European Foundations (NEF), NGO which aims at developping projects between foundations and other types of organised philanthropy and other giving programmes, has published in 2010 a report by Beate Küpper and Andreas Zick, Religion and Prejudice in Europe: New Empirical Findings (attitude towards migrants, Judaism, Islam, homosexuality).

The Network of European Foundations (NEF) has also issued in 2009 a report by Stefano Allievi, Conflicts over Mosques in Europe: Policy issues and trends (104 p.).

The website of EU Monitoring and Advocacy Program - EUMAP, (programm of the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation) provides information and analysis on human rights in Europe.
Reports on the situation of the muslim minority in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom can be found on the website of eumap.

Three surveys

Pew Research Center, which works to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs, has launched a series of worldwide public opinion surveys: the Pew Global Attitudes Project. Two of them concern Muslims in Europe.

- The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other, 2006.

After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners see relations between them as generally bad.

- Muslims in Europe: Economic Worries Top Concerns About Religious and Cultural Identity, 2006.

Muslims living in Europe worry about their future, and many say they have had a bad experience as a result of their religion or ethnicity. However, Muslims living there do not generally believe most Europeans are hostile towards people of their faith.

- A study of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research : Graham, D., European Jewish identity: Mosaic or monolith? An empirical assessment of eight European countries, Institute for Jewish Policy Research, April 2018.

A source of information

Further information: see the Mineurel website of information on religious minorities, concerning Europe.

D 26 January 2021   

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