Views of national identity differ less by age in Central, Eastern Europe than in Western Europe
Central and Eastern Europeans of different ages are about equally likely to say that Christianity, birthplace and ancestry are important to national identity.
In EU, there’s an East-West divide over religious minorities, gay marriage, national identity
In the EU, Central and Eastern Europeans differ from Western Europeans in their views on certain issues, including religious minorities and gay marriage.
Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing
Laws enacted in several European countries that restrict the religious clothing of Muslim women are largely in line with Western European attitudes on the issue.
In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam
Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion. However, knowing something about Islam – as opposed to personally knowing a Muslim – is less associated with positive feelings of Muslims and Islam.
Most in former Yugoslavia favor multicultural society, although some tensions remain
Most people in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own.
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