A majority (66 percent) of the population blames "right-wing extremists" for rising anti-Semitic violence - but at the same time 53 percent also consider "radical Islamists" to be the cause. This is the result of a joint study by the WZB Social Science Research Centre Berlin, the Alice Schwarzer Stiftung and the Giordano Bruno Stiftung. For this study, the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach (Allensbach Institute) asked a representative sample of nearly 1,000 people about their attitudes towards Islam and Islamism.
The Giordano Bruno Stiftung (gbs) is a think tank for humanism and enlightenment that has been joined by many renowned scientists, philosophers and artists. The foundation is currently backed by more than 10,000 supporting members and 50 regional and university groups.
The foundation's goal is to develop a viable humanistic, rational and evidence-based alternative to the traditional religions and to help it become established in society. This objective is based on the insight that we cannot face the complex challenges of the 21st century using the religious paradigms of the past. (Read more)