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Bielefeld researchers notice significant increases in hostile sentiments against outgroups

Published on 16. Dezember 2011

Results of the longitudinal study on 'Group Focused Enmity'

Germans increasingly claim that politics is unable to handle their problems. Feelings of disintegration increased during times of economic crisis. This negative estimation of their social settings leads to a variety of hostile sentiments against a range of minorities. These are main findings of the ten-year longitudinal study on 'Group Focused Enmity' (GFE, German: 'Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit') published by Bielefeld University's Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG). On Monday, 12th of December, Professor Dr. Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Professor Dr. Andreas Zick, and their colleagues summarized their research and presented the tenth and final volume of the series 'Deutsche Zustände' [The state of Germany] in which the results are published.

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