The figures below provide detailed information about the population’s opinions on the effectiveness of Swiss policy on the fight against racism 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, 64% of the population said that this was proceeding well. In contrast, 35% said it was proceeding badly. For 42% of the population, the subject of racism is not an issue. 58% 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 racism is presented.
With regard to migrant integration, 61% of the population said that the steps taken were in line with needs, 13% think that too much is being done and 25% not enough. With regard to the fight against racism, 61% also think that the steps taken are adequate, 5% 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, the right amount or too little is done to integrate migrants in Switzerland?
2) Do you think that too much, the right amount or too little is done to fight racism in Switzerland?
1) 1. too much, 2. the right amount, 3. too little, 9. no answer. Consideration of all possible answers.
2) 1. too much, 2. 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. 20% think that it is the responsibility of associations and 14% of each individual. 6% consider that it is up to the foreigners themselves to make an effort towards integration.
Fight against racism
Concerning the fight against racism, 29% of the dissatisfied said that steps should be taken by the Confederation, the cantons or the communes, another 22% think that this should be the responsibility of each individual. 19% consider that measures should be taken by the political parties or politicians and 13% by the schools.
|Rank||Overall ranking||Migrant integration||Fight against racism|
|4||political world||social security||schools|
|7||social security||economic circles||economic circles|
|10||legislative power||legislative power||churches|
For both of these issues, the State remains the institution mentioned most often. Individual responsibility and the role of each individual come second. 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 comes to the forefront.
Proportion 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) Who should do less for the integration of migrants?
2) Who should do more for the integration of migrants?
3) Who should do less to fight racism?
4) 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.
|Integration||n = 1210|
|Fight against acism||n = 1182|
Universe: Permanent resident population aged 15 to 88 Non-weighted numbers: n (total) = 3258