Islamophobia in Western Europe: a comparative, multilevel study

Kaya, Serdar (2015) Islamophobia in Western Europe: a comparative, multilevel study. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 35 3: 450-465. doi:10.1080/13602004.2015.1080952

Author Kaya, Serdar
Title Islamophobia in Western Europe: a comparative, multilevel study
Journal name Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-9591
Publication date 2015-07-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13602004.2015.1080952
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 35
Issue 3
Start page 450
End page 465
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study examines the prejudice against the Muslim immigrants in Western countries. The literature explains anti-Muslim prejudice almost exclusively by individual-level factors. Alternately, this study conducts a comparative, multilevel analysis to include cross-level processes as well. The analysis covers 16 Western European countries, and the data come primarily from the fourth wave of the European Values Study in 2008. Results offer strong support for the relevance of the country-level factors to individual prejudice, while confirming the findings of the major individual-level perspectives. More specifically, the findings suggest that the individuals who live in countries with (1) an official religion or (2) a liberal citizenship regime are more likely to be tolerant toward Muslims. The study also offers some support for the contact hypothesis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
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