Subjectively perceived discrimination based on origin is a significant indicator of equal participation in an immigration society. Earlier findings for Germany show that migrants from Arabic-speaking regions of origin and Turkey report more often about perceived disadvantages than do people who immigrated from, for example, Eastern Europe. For Germany, it remains unclear whether and to what extent migrants’ perceptions of discrimination, which differ depending on their group of origin, are related to a physical appearance that suggests that they may have immigrated. For example, do people who are associated with a migration background due to their skin colour or a headscarf feel more discriminated against? This question was investigated on the basis of the SVR 2016 Integration Barometer.
The project was funded by Stiftung Mercator. The results were published in January 2018.