Thursday, 20 October 2011

A report on youth crime in Berlin has just been published in Germany by the Kriminologisches Forschungsinstitut Niedersachsen e.V. (Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony). There's a lot of interesting material in this report. I'll post more about it later. But for now here's an attitudinal survey of Berlin youth on their level of hostility to gays and Jews. The results are broken up according to ancestral origin.

While 6.7% of young people of German origin show hostility to Jews and 15.4% to gays, the results are dramatically higher for those of Turkish and Lebanese origin.

34.4% of young people of Turkish origin show hostility to Jews and 52.1% hostility to gays.

36.6% of young people of Lebanese origin show hostility to Jews and 56.8% hostility to gays.

For young people whose ancestry lies in "Islamic countries" generally, the figures show 26.3% hostility to Jews and 51.9% hostility to gays. I can't help wondering, though, whether this figure has been brought down a bit by children whose families are Christian and came to Germany as refugees from persecution in "Islamic countries".

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