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By Sylvain Brouard

France is frequently depicted because the version of assimilationist or republican integration within the overseas literature on immigration. despite the fact that, infrequently have surveys drilled right down to offer person responses from a double consultant pattern. In As French as every person Else?, Sylvain Brouard and Vincent Tiberj supply a complete evaluate of the kingdom of integration in France and problem the standard main issue of integration through systematically evaluating the "new French" immigrants, in addition to their little ones and grandchildren born in France, with a pattern of the French common inhabitants. The authors' survey considers quite a lot of themes, together with spiritual association and religiosity, political attitudes and political efficacy, worth structures (including gender roles, paintings ethics, and anti-Semitism), styles of integration, a number of identities and nationwide assets, and affirmative motion. because the authors exhibit, regardless of latest adjustments, immigrants of Maghrebin, African, and Turkish beginning proportion a large scope of commonality with different French electorate.

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Their sensitivity to social inequalities and housing problems is stronger, while they rank their concern for security last. A second method of analysis is to contrast respondents’ evaluations by political sector—education, finance, security, etc. 3 This state of affairs could be the symptom of a higher level of political alienation. But we previously nuanced this idea. The fact remains that the New French do not express more negative opinions in protest of the government than the rest of the population does, and they do not, therefore, constitute an identity group that is at loggerheads with the rest of society.

28 ■ Chapter 1 colonies,” who consent the most to financial intervention. In fact, French opinion regarding public assistance to Islam stems from the attitude of French people toward Islam. If we follow the attitude toward Islam along a continuum from very positive to very negative, the percentage of support for public subsidies decreases from 50 percent to less than 10 percent. It is not primarily because they are laïc that the French people interviewed overwhelmingly oppose state assistance for Islam.

The impression of a uniformly Muslim population is incorrect. These results confirm the existence of religious difference between the two populations under examination but also show a relative similarity between the two populations with regard to the percentage of believers and those who are not religious. ” Beyond religion, and more than the degree of affiliation with Islam, what differentiates the New French from the rest of the French population is the overrepresentation of youths who describe themselves as Muslim, while the same age group is underrepresented in terms of Catholic membership in the whole of the French population.

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