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Dataset 3 October 2018

EU-MIDIS II: Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey

The survey is based on face-to-face interviews with 25,515 respondents with different ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds across all 28 EU Member States.

The survey was carried out between October 2015 to July 2016. It contains questions on perceived discrimination in different settings, such as employment, education, housing, health and when using public or private services. It also covers police stops, criminal victimisation (including hate crime) as well as awareness of rights and where to go for help. In addition respondents were asked about societal participation and integration, including trust in public institutions and level of attachment to the country of residence.

The sample includes people belonging to ethnic or national minorities, Roma and Russians, as well as people born outside the EU (first-generation respondents), and individuals with at least one parent born outside the EU (second-generation respondents). Immigrants and descendants of immigrants came from Turkey, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia (in Cyprus, Asia); in Slovenia and Poland, individuals who immigrated from any non-EU country in the past 10 years were included. . All respondents were aged 16 years or older, and had lived in private households for at least 12 months before the survey. While immigrants and descendants of immigrants were included in the survey based on their and their parents’ country of birth, respectively, ethnic minorities were included based on self-identification.

The sample size per target group in each country ranged from 369 immigrants and descendants of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in Italy to 1,408 Roma in Romania.

The countries of origin for each target group were selected based on considerations with respect to their vulnerability of being discriminated against. The detailed list of countries of origin are listed in the separately published EU-MIDIS II Technical Report. The countries included in EU-MIDIS II per target group cover most immigrants from these respective groups. The six countries covered in EU-MIDIS II with respect to Turkish immigrants host 82% of all immigrants from Turkey in the EU, with most settled in Germany. The countries selected for Sub-Saharan African immigrants host roughly 86% of immigrants from this region. The selected EU-MIDIS II countries host about 92% of North African immigrants and about 69% of South Asian immigrants in the EU.