Can we measure religious tolerance?

Oct 12, 2022

Can we measure religious tolerance? PhD candidate Alessandro Indelicato from the University of las Palmas de Gran Canaria returned from his short-term scientific mission in Diakoniewissenschaftlichen Instituts (Universität Heidelberg). 

The aim of his STSM was to measure the religious tolerance of citizens with the TOPSIS methodology. There were eight countries under Alessandro’s analysis: Germany, Cyprus, the USA, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Turkey and Kenya.  

The results show Germans have the highest religious tolerance values, while the citizens present the lowest values in Lebanon. Also, results showed that citizens’ religious tolerance is affected by some socioeconomic characteristics.  

Two research articles have been written during this STSM, and one of them is already under review in the indexed journal “Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion”.  

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