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A new survey carried out in December and published on Saturday by Der Standard newspaper shows that more than half (51 percent) of the respondents say that Islam is a threat to Austrian society.

The burning issue of early January is the tragic events in Paris, leaving 19 people dead - three of whom were suspected Islamic terrorists.  After these events, the question of European attitudes towards Islam, and its integration and peaceful co-existence with Western society, becomes increasingly important.

How do Austrians perceive Islam?  What are their concerns, and how will this perception shape future policies?  The survey polled more than 400 respondents in Austria to find out their views.


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