Perception and Acceptance of Religious Diversity among the European Population

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The Perception and Acceptance of Religious Diversity survey is one of the largest representative surveys to date on religious plurality in Europe. It captures the range of attitudes toward Islam and other religions among residents in five European countries. The survey was carried out in 2010 by the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" of the University of Münster, together with TNS Emnid. The survey was conducted in Germany (East/West), Denmark, the Netherlands, France and Portugal, with the goal to include approximately 1000 respondents from each area.

Data File
Cases: 6,058
Variables: 123
Weight Variable: WEIGHT, WEIGHT2
Weighting variable is based on information of sex, age and education.
Data Collection
Date Collected: June - August, 2010
Funded By
Deutsch Forschungsgemeinschaft
Collection Procedures
TNS Emnid utilized CAPI-Interviews in Germany (Face-to-Face) and CATI (telephone) in Denmark, France, Netherlands and Portugal.
Sampling Procedures
The basis was an ADM-sample design, which is a stratified design that does not accumulate rounding effects. For the face-to-face interviews in Germany, this means stratified sampling of municipal units, households and individuals according to systematic selection methods with a random start. For the telephone surveys in other countries, a landline-based stratified sampling frame based on regional markers in the phone numbers is used.
Principal Investigators
Professor Detlef Pollack

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