We engaged 1 322 pupils and students (21 elementary and secondary schools) in the age of 11 – 19 years.
The analysis focused on attitude of young people towards religious groups (Christians, atheists, Muslims, Jews), racial groups and ethnic groups (black men, Asian men, Roma), as well as to people from neighboring countries based on their nationality (Slovaks, Czechs, Hungarians, Ukrainians, Austrians).
The results should serve as an insight to the perception of society through the eyes of young people and contribute to on-going discussion on expressions and concerns stemming from extremism, xenophobia a antisemitism and about questions ethnic, language, cultural and religious diversity in our society.
The most positive attitudes for religious groups are held toward Christians (42%), then atheists (29%), followed by Jews (21%) and Muslims (8%). For racial and ethnic origin groups, black people (48%), Asians (39%) and Roma (12%) are positively seen in that order.
Roma (79%) and Muslims (66%) are most negatively seen, followed at a distance by Jewish people (17%), Asians (12%), Atheists (11%), black people (9%) and Christians (6%).