Right-wing hostility toward democracy is growing in Germany

One out of every 12 people in Germany has a right-wing extremist worldview. This is the result of a study by a team at Bielefeld University commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which is politically aligned with Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party.

The representative study of German society has been conducted every two years since it was launched in 2002. About 2,000 people aged between 18 and 90 took part in the most recent survey in January and February 2023. According to the researchers, 8% of respondents this time held a clear right-wing extremist orientation. In earlier studies, it was only between 2–3%.

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