The presence of many social groups and a variety of affiliations is a feature of life in Switzerland. This diversity is enriching for the society but can also create challenges. Questions can arise on the acceptance, rejection and integration of certain groups of the population.
The survey on diversity and coexistence in Switzerland aims to present an accurate picture of the issues raised by the coexistence of different groups currently living in the country. It allows monitoring of trends in society in several areas such as racism, xenophobia and discrimination. It provides answers to the following questions:
- Is racism a serious problem in Switzerland?
- Are migrants well-integrated?
- How is the presence of foreigners perceived?
- Do prejudices against certain groups exist?
- Which groups are victims of discrimination?
The data collected are used to observe social change and to make detailed analyses and help to guide policies on integration and anti-discrimination.
Data and collected variables
For in-depth analysis, data from the survey are available upon request. The collected variables are presented in dynamic trees below: one presents the thematic variables and the other the sociodemographic variables (SHAPE) harmonized with other FSO surveys.