Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies

Dataset on the cultural integration of Muslim immigrants goes online

20 October 2015

The international research project EURISLAM has published data of its survey in the data archive of DANS. The data give a systematic analysis of cross-national differences and similarities in countries’ approaches to the cultural integration of immigrants in general and Muslims in particular.

The survey captures aspects of individual attitudes and behaviour of cultural interaction of Muslim immigrants with the host society. The countries studied in the research project are Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Variables in the dataset

The dataset contains 290 variables and 7720 cases. On the one hand the survey focused on:

  • attitudes, norms, and values, particularly those relating to democratic norms, gender relations and family values;
  • ethnic, religious, and receiving society identification, and;
  • attitudes towards relations across ethnic and religious boundaries.

On the other hand, the survey looked at:

  • cultural and religious resources and practices, such as language proficiency;
  • adherence to various religious practices (e.g., attendance of religious services or wearing of a headscarf);
  • interethnic and interreligious partnerships and marriages;
  • the frequency and quality of interethnic and interreligious relationships with neighbours, friends, and colleagues, and;
  • memberships in social and political organisations of the own ethnic and religious group as well as of the receiving society. 

Sample sizes for Muslim groups and ethnic majority non-Muslim comparison group

 

BE

CH

DE

FR

UK

NL

TOTAL

National majority

388

384

390

385

385

385

2317

Ex-Yugoslavian

152

250

255

150

200

151

1158

Turkish

253

281

355

250

350

250

1739

Moroccan

254

182

256

250

200

250

1392

Pakistani

144

150

162

150

350

152

1108

TOTAL

1191

1247

1418

1185

1485

1188

7714

 

About EURISLAM

The EURISLAM research project is a European comparative research project funded in the 7  th Framework Programme for Research – Social Science and Humanities of the European Commission. The research program lasted from 2009 to 2012 and produced a triangulation of research findings in which different methodologies were used resulting in a combination of quantitative and qualitative insights.

Contact

Contact for more information:  H.W.Hoksbergen@uva.nl

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