Far-right Attitudes On Rise In Germany
BERLIN, Sep 21 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Sep, 2023 ) :One in 12 people in Germany shares a right-wing extremist worldview, according to a new study published on Thursday.
The research by Friedrich Ebert Foundation has found that the number of people with far-right views has significantly increased in the past two years, and has exceeded 8%.
In the foundation's 2020/2021 survey, less than 2% of the respondents had clearly expressed support for right-wing extremist views.
Researchers said the consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war, skyrocketing energy prices, and high inflation are creating challenges for the democratic parties in the center, and strengthening the far-right.
"Insecurities and conflicts over who gets what and how much, are providing a gateway for right-wing extremist ideologies and anti-democratic attitudes," the researchers said in a summary of their report.
The number of those who see themselves more to the right of the democratic center has significantly increased, from 9% to 15.5%.
More than 16% of those surveyed approved xenophobic statements, while 5.7% expressed antisemitic views. Some 4% played down crimes committed by Hitler and praised Nazi ideology or policies.