Coming together while keeping a distance. The SVR’s 2020 Integration Barometer

2020 SVR Report | December 2020

The SVRʼs Integration Barometer is a representative public survey of people with and without a migration background. It captures the integration climate in Germany as an immigration country. The Integration Climate Index (ICI), a measure of coexistence in diversity, forms the core of the Integration Barometer and covers the areas of work, education, and social and neighbourly relations. The survey on which the 2020 Integration Barometer is based focused on changes in attitudes to democracy and politics before and after the coronavirus lockdown measures took effect in March 2020. Prominence is given to analyses of satisfaction with democracy and trust in politicians in general and the Federal Government in particular, as well as to trust in school and the police as institutions.