PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY IN TURKEY

The survey, conducted by XSIGHTS Social Research Institute partnership with international NGO Screen Changers, explored public perceptions of the Christian minority in Turkey. In order to examine respondents’ level of knowledge about Christianity, their attitudes towards Christians and their actual interactions with Christians, 1,500 respondents from 26 cities were interviewed in this nationally representative survey.

PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY IN TURKEY

According to the findings of the study,

  • The level of knowledge about Christians is very low, especially in the rural areas,

  • The vast majority of respondents do not associate Christianity with being Turkish,

  • One the most efficient ways to establish tolerance is to build relationships on a personal level,

  • Despite the low level of knowledge and impartiality, public supports change.