A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries.

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      The accommodation of Muslim minorities in European countries has sparked controversies over the extension of religious rights. Previous research has mostly studied public institutions and debates. But which attitudes toward religious rights do Europeans hold and how can we explain these attitudes? To approach this question, we draw on the novel EURISLAM data set, which allows us for the first time to investigate attitudes of both Muslim minorities and Christian natives in six Western European countries. To explain attitudes, we test the explanatory power of religiosity at the individual level and state-church regimes in both destination and origin countries at the macro level. Overall, Muslims, especially religious Muslims, are more supportive of religious rights than natives. However, we also find that religious natives approve to a greater extent of out-group rights than non-religious natives. We argue that these findings have to be interpreted in light of asymmetric power relationships: Muslim minorities can hardly deny the rights of Christians, as this would undermine their own claims. Similarly, religious natives increasingly constitute a minority in secular societies and may therefore see Muslims as allies in order to strengthen the position of religion in Western Europe. The higher approval of religious individuals challenges the theory on out-group threat, which would lead us to expect that religious individuals are more reluctant to embrace out-group rights. Finally, state-church regimes in the destination countries play a minor role, while the degree of religiosity in the origin countries has an important impact on individual attitudes toward religious rights. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES) and WZB Berlin Social Science Center
      2WZB Berlin Social Science Center
    • ISSN:
      0037-7732
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/sf/sov054
    • Accession Number:
      110693655
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    • ABNT:
      CAROL, S.; HELBLING, M.; MICHALOWSKI, I. A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries. Social Forces, [s. l.], v. 94, n. 2, p. 647–671, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Carol S, Helbling M, Michalowski I. A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries. Social Forces. 2015;94(2):647-671. doi:10.1093/sf/sov054.
    • APA:
      Carol, S., Helbling, M., & Michalowski, I. (2015). A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries. Social Forces, 94(2), 647–671. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/sov054
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carol, Sarah, Marc Helbling, and Ines Michalowski. 2015. “A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries.” Social Forces 94 (2): 647–71. doi:10.1093/sf/sov054.
    • Harvard:
      Carol, S., Helbling, M. and Michalowski, I. (2015) ‘A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries’, Social Forces, 94(2), pp. 647–671. doi: 10.1093/sf/sov054.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carol, S, Helbling, M & Michalowski, I 2015, ‘A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries’, Social Forces, vol. 94, no. 2, pp. 647–671, viewed 18 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Carol, Sarah, et al. “A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries.” Social Forces, vol. 94, no. 2, Dec. 2015, pp. 647–671. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/sf/sov054.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carol, Sarah, Marc Helbling, and Ines Michalowski. “A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries.” Social Forces 94, no. 2 (December 2015): 647–71. doi:10.1093/sf/sov054.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Carol S, Helbling M, Michalowski I. A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries. Social Forces [Internet]. 2015 Dec [cited 2019 Sep 18];94(2):647–71. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=aph&AN=110693655