Attitudes Towards National Identity, Immigration, and Refugees in Germany

July 2017

This report demonstrates that despite an increasingly polarised debate around Germany's response to the refugee crisis, and a growing debate about German national identity, a large number of Germans hold mixed views about the reception and integration of refugees into German society. Germans remain among the most supportive populations of immigration in Europe. Their sense of responsibility to people seeking protection from war, conflict and persecution remains strong, and for many this sense of responsibility is tied to their identity as Germans. Nevertheless, there is apprehension about the prospects for successful integration of Germany's newcomers, especially in connection with those from Muslim backgrounds, and notably, even among those segments of the population that believe Germany's open approach was the right one.

To download the Executive Summary, click here.

Download the Full Report here.


'Einstellungen Gegenüber Nationaler Identität, Einwanderung und Flüchtlingen in Deutschland' 

Download the Full Report in German here.

For the Executive Summary in German click here.