Christians in Turkey

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Public Perceptions Of The Christian Minority in Turkey.

Turkey is officially a secular country, but the general public remains largely uninformed about non-Muslim minorities and a sense of separation and difference prevails. Despite recent reforms, much is yet to be done to ensure constitutional guarantees on freedom of religion; and to eradicate the harassment, intimidation, physical assault and property damage which continue to plague minorities in some parts of Turkey. A socially focused strategy is needed to provide civic education, to build cooperation and to support minority groups to realise their rights as Turkish citizens. This research has been carried out to inform interventions that might contribute in this area and which might increase tolerance and understanding in Turkish society.

The survey explores current public perceptions regarding the Christian minority in Turkey. The questions examine respondents’ level of knowledge about Christianity, their attitudes towards Christians and their actual interactions with Christians. 1,500 respondents from 26 cities have participated in this nationally representative survey, which was conducted by Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) methodology in July and August 2015.

You can reach the report via following link 
Public Perceptions Of The Christian Minority in Turkey



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