The figures below provide detailed information about the population’s opinions on the effectiveness of Swiss policy on the fight against racial discrimination and on integration. They give an indication as to who should increase or reduce their investment in the management of the ethnic and social diversity.
The population has quite a favourable opinion of the process of migrant integration in Switzerland, whereas the question of racism is considered to be a serious social problem.
With regard to the integration of migrants, 55% of the population said that this was proceeding well. In contrast, 43% said it was proceeding badly. For more than a third of the population, the subject of racism is not an issue. 59% do, however, see a major social problem.
Assessment of the process of migrant integration and racism as a social problem, in Switzerland, by the population.
1) Do you think that the integration of migrants in Swiss society is proceeding well or badly?
2) In Switzerland, do you think that racism is currently a serious problem or not?
1) 1. very well, 2. quite well, 3. quite badly, very badly, 9. no answer. Consideration of all possible answers. Grouping together of possible answers: 1-2 = proceeding well.
2) 1. very serious, 2. quite serious, 3. not very serious, 4. not serious at all, 9. no answer. Consideration of all possible answers. Grouping together of answers: 1-2 = a serious problem.
An assessment of the effectiveness of the measures taken in Switzerland to integrate migrants and to fight against racial discrimination is presented.
With regard to migrant integration, 55% of the population said that the steps taken were in line with needs, 16% think that too much is being done and 26% not enough. With regard to the fight against racism, 59% think that the steps taken are adequate, 7% that too much is done and 31% not enough.
Proportion of the population that thinks the steps taken are just right, too little or too much with regard to the integration of migrants and to combat racism in Switzerland.
1) Do you think that too much, just the right amount or too little is done to integrate migrants in Switzerland?
2) Do you think that too much, just the right amount or too little is done to fight racism in Switzerland?
1) 1. too much, 2. just the right amount, 3. too little, 9. no answer. Consideration of all possible answers.
2) 1. too much, 2. just the right amount, 3. too little, 9. no answer Consideration of all possible answers.
With regard to both migrant integration and the combat against racism, the population has a clear opinion as to who should be in charge of taking the necessary steps.
Of all the people dissatisfied with the situation in terms of the integration of migrants, 45% consider that measures should be taken by the State. 17% think that it is the responsibility of each individual and 12% of associations or NGOs. 11% consider that it is up to the foreigners themselves to make an effort towards integration.
Concerning the fight against racism, 29% said that steps should be taken by the Confederation, the cantons or the communes and 24% by each individual. 19% consider that measures should be taken by the political parties or politicians and 15% by schools or teachers.
|Rank||Overall ranking||Migrant integration||Fight against racism|
|5||associations, NGOs||politics||associations, NGOs|
|7||economic circles||schools||legislative power|
|8||social security||economic circles||churches|
|9||legislative power||legislative power||foreigners|
|10||media||other players||economic circles|
For both of these issues, the State remains the institution mentioned most often. Individual responsibility and the role of citizens are the second factor most often mentioned. Although politicians are considered to be key players in the fight against racism, they are considered less important for integration where the role of associations or NGOs comes to the forefront.
Percentage of the population that thinks a particular player should take measures, by issue (integration or racism). Based on a multiple choice question: respondents were able to name several players.
1) In your opinion, who should do less for the integration of migrants in Switzerland?
2) In your opinion, who should do more for the integration of migrants in Switzerland?
3) In your opinion, who should do less to fight racism?
4) In your opinion, who should do more to fight racism?
To all questions above: Open-ended questions (CAWI/CATI), coded according to a common code book.
Permanent resident population aged 15 to 88 who think that measures should be taken or that too much or too little is done to integrate migrants and to fight racism.
Universe: Permanent resident population aged 15 to 88 Non-weighted numbers: n (total) = 3127