Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation, which has been working on German society for almost 40 years, has published the results of its research entitled Religious Ideological Diversity and Democracy. According to the report, 52 per cent of people in Germany see Islam as a threat, while 36 per cent of citizens consider Islam as a factor that adds wealth to society.
Another issue that draws attention to the report is that the Germans see religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism as wealth, while accepting Islam as a political ideology rather than a religion.
According to the survey, Islam is perceived as a threat in eastern Germany by 57 percent. According to research conducted in the west of Germany, this rate is around 50 percent. It is stated that the study was conducted by taking into consideration the data of 2017 and 2019 and there is not much difference between these two data.