A new study shows intolerance toward Jewish and Muslim family members is most prevalent in Italy and Britain. Germany had one of the highest proportions of people not wanting Jewish family members.
Around a third of Germans would not accept a Muslim into their family, and a fifth would not accept a Jew as a family member, a study has found.
The results of the report by the US-based Pew Research Center, released on Tuesday, have come amid heightened anxiety about Islam and anti-Semitism in Germany.
What the study found
How did Pew conduct the study? Pew surveyed 24,599 randomly selected adults across 15 Western European countries between April and August 2017. They categorized respondents according to whether they identified themselves as practicing Christian, non-practicing Christian or religiously unaffiliated.
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German angst: Millions of refugees and migrants have arrived in Germany from the Middle East and Africa since 2015. The arrivals have sparked an anti-immigrant backlash and renewed political debates about the role of Islam in Germany. Some politicians have also linked the new arrivals to a rise in anti-Semitism.
amp/cmk (AP, dpa)