The Austrian team of EVS launched a new project “Values – Zoom” aimed at presenting selected Austrian results in the in an international comparison: concise, informative and hopefully interesting for readers.
The series concerns several topics including trust in institutions, interpersonal trust, religiosity, family values. The series, published in local language, is available on this webpage.
On 18 July, the Austrian team of EVS discussed the main results of the study carried out in Austria during the event for presenting the publication of the book “Quo vadis, Österreich? Werwandel zwischen 1990 und 2018”, which analyzes the change over time in the Austrian society between 1990 and 2018. Among the many aspects, the scholars pointed out the increase of the approval for democracy, alongside the increase of secularisation and pluralisation. Work loses importance, while family and leisure time remain important.
An article on Religion ORF.at gives evidence to some of the results discussed during the event presenting the book “Quo vadis, Österreich? Werwandel zwischen 1990 und 2018” on July 18, 2019. In particular, the fact that religious lines of conflict between the “strong Muslim block and the weakening Christian block” cannot be empirically proven in Austria in this way.
According to the value researcher Regina Polak EVS results in Austria would reveal cross-denominational differences between men and women, young and old, as well as urban and rural residents. When moderator Susanne Mauthner-Weber (“Kurier”) asked whether religion is a unifying or separating factor in society, Polak replied: “Both. Religions are inhomogeneous in themselves.”
The full article (in orginal language) is available here.