New research report “Perspectives of adolescents”

The research report “Perspectives of adolescents. Results of a survey regarding politics, religion and community within the framework of the project ‘Radicalisation within the digital age‘“ (German: Perspektiven von Jugendlichen. Ergebnisse einer Befragung zu den Themen Politik, Religion und Gemeinschaft im Rahmen des Projektes „Radikalisierung im digitalen Zeitalter (RadigZ)“) is based on a quantitative youth study. The study is part of the joint project “Radicalisation within the digital age – risks, processes and strategies for prevention (RadigZ)“, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The youth study was developed within the framework of subproject II, carried out by the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, and focuses on the identification of potential risks and the identification of vulnerable groups.

The aim of the youth study was to investigate socially relevant attitudes and behaviours in the context of radicalisation. The survey was conducted in schools and provided information on a wide range of topics such as societal views and the experiences, concerns and moods of young people. The questionnaire covered various topics such as family, friends and leisure activities as well as information on personal experiences with life circumstances, violence and emotions. It focused on politics, religion and society as well as correlates with political or religious extremes.

The German report can be found here

The German summary of the report can be found here.

The English summary of the report can be found here.

Further information on the research questions, methods and goals of the eight subprojects that are part of RadigZ can be found at