Main findings of the report
Evaluating the knowledge of the phenomenon of discrimination (concepts, laws, effects):
- 51% of Romanians considered in a large and very large extent that the phenomenon of discrimination is one of the current problems while 44% consider this aspect in a small and very small extent.
- 49% of the Romanians state that discrimination is a very common phenomenon and often met in Romania while 11% think it is very rarely / not met.
- Tolerance, along with the wider phenomenon of discrimination, were the least identified as being “highly important current problems” in Romania (26% and 24% respectively);
- 20% believe that next year the phenomenon of discrimination will be more common, 15% said that will be rare while 51% say they will remain the same.
- 59% of Romanians believe that the issue of "people’s willingness to provide help towards others" has worsened due to the economic crisis of the last years.
- The most discriminated social groups, according to the opinions of respondents are the Roma people, people with physical or mental disabilities, people living with HIV / AIDS, the homeless, orphans and drug addicts.
Assessing the impact of EU accession on perceptions and attitudes towards the phenomenon of discrimination:
- 31% of Romanians believe that after Romania joined the European Union, discrimination against Roma people and towards elderly has increased.
- 53% of respondents think that the economic situation (crisis) amplified in large or to some extent the phenomenon of discrimination.
The notoriety of the specialized agency in Combating Discrimination (CNCD) in terms of prevention activities and / or sanction:
- 49% of Romanians say that they heard about National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD).
- 65% of people that said they heard about the CNCD consider that the institution meets the role of prevention for acts of discrimination.
A summary of the research report can be downloaded here.