Fundamental Rights Agency survey: European Muslims’ Experiences

The Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) Muslims shows that Muslims living in the EU face discrimination in a broad range of settings – and particularly when looking for work, on the job, and when trying to access public or private services.

The report examines how characteristics – such as an individual’s first and last name, skin colour and the wearing of visible religious symbols like a headscarf, for example – may trigger discriminatory treatment and harassment.

Published in September 2017, the survey report examines the experiences of more than 10,500 self-identifying Muslim immigrants and their descendants in 15 EU Member States. The findings of this survey show the general lack of progress in tackling discrimination and hate crime since 2008, when the first European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey was carried out.

Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) Muslims – Selected findings