Sociological Investigations

The research to be carried out in this team will focus in the first place on significant actors well acquainted with conflicts between religious and secular values in their countries, and who by shaping the ideological and political approaches to these conflicts influence policy-making on these issues. Interviews will cover issues/controversies related to conflicts between religious and secular values. This team will conduct a joint qualitative survey in the core group of six countries selected by RELIGARE, thereby focusing on controversial questions that are important for the public policy agenda of EU Member States (and Turkey, if relevant) and of interest - directly or indirectly – to European policy makers. The issues that will be addressed in the survey (questionnaire) will cover the four areas to be investigated by the substantive research fields of the RELIGARE project: the family, the work place, the public space and State support to religions.