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Community Experiences of Sectarianism – Research Finding

Community Experiences of Sectarianism – Research Finding

Friday, February 20, 2015

ISBN: 9781785441110

This report provides a summary of the key findings on community experiences and perceptions of sectarianism, based on in-depth qualitative research within five case study communities across Scotland. The insights obtained provide depth and context to other research about sectarianism, including quantitative survey and national criminal offending data.

Executive Summary

This report presents findings from a study which explored community experiences and perceptions of sectarianism. It is based on in-depth qualitative research whithin 5 case study communities across Scotland. The research examined if and how sectarianism affects particular communities, and how it may form part of people’s everyday experiences. It provides insights into people's perceptions and experiences both in areas where sectarianism still appears to persist and where it seems to be less of a problem. It also offers insights into how these communities believe they can be strengthened to tackle sectarianism in its various manifestations.