50 / 2019
Marjan Smrke

Religiosity and Generosity Toward Migrants

This article deals with the relationship between religiosity and generosity toward migrants in contemporary Europe. Theoretically, it is based on the sociological tradition of researching the ambiguous relationship between religion(s) and “otherness”, as well as the tradition of researching the social distances from social minorities. The empirical research is based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS) conducted in 2014 and 2016. It focuses on the analysis and explanation of the correlations between indicators of religiosity and indicators of generosity toward migrants on three levels: the entire sample (23 countries), clusters of countries, and selected individual countries.
KEY WORDS: migrants, religiosity, social distance, generosity, cultural defence