Germany is a diverse country, a fact that offers opportunities for future development in a globalized world, but also poses challenges for the social coexistence of people. Moreover, since the ‘refugee year 2015’, or maybe even before then, the question has come up repeatedly as to whether increasing diversity puts cohesion in German society at risk.
What is the correlation between diversity and social cohesion? How do Germans deal with people of a different age or gender than themselves, with the socially weak or disabled, and with the diversity of sexual orientations, ethnicities, and religions? And how can we strengthen the acceptance of diversity? The research project “Cohesion in Diversity: The Diversity Barometer of the Robert Bosch Stiftung” is dedicated to finding answers to these questions.