Cross-cultural competencies

Definitions

Openness towards diversity

For 2016, reference is made to the share of the population that said they had not experienced discomfort in everyday life (share that answered “no”).

For 2018, reference is made to the share of the population that said they had not experienced discomfort in everyday life (share that answered “not at all disturbing” or “rather not disturbing”).

The possible reasons given were skin colour, religion and non-sedentary way of life.

Results come from the Survey on diversity and coexistence in Switzerland (VeS), conducted by the FSO.

Cultural enrichment

This indicator is based on the following questions taken from the written questionnaire for the Language, religion and culture survey: “To what extent do you agree with the following statements?: “The diversity of national and cultural origins is an enrichment for our country’s culture”.

It shows the percentages of the permanent resident population aged 15 or over who agree or disagree with following statements.

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All indicators

Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.

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Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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