Foreigners, less educated, young people, French-speaking countries and Ticino people are particularly affected.
Only three out of 100 people in Switzerland do not feel that they are integrated into society at all. But one in five feels a bit excluded. Foreigners, less educated, younger, older, French-speaking and Ticino people are particularly affected.
The middle age group between 30 and 61 sees itself best integrated into society – best of all when they also have a Swiss passport, a good education and live in German-speaking Switzerland. In western Switzerland and Ticino, on the other hand, more people feel left out.
It has also been shown that 17 percent of them at least have doubts about their participation in society, as the research institute of the University of Zurich deduces from a survey carried out in the year. The researchers found no difference between women and men.
The reasons are worries and social isolation
Contrary to expectations, poverty and unemployment do not appear in the representative survey. At least not explicitly: According to the researchers, the fact that foreigners, young people, retired people and the poorly educated do not really belong can also be attributed to financial worries and social isolation.
“Why the members of the Latin language groups in Switzerland tend to feel marginalized, however, remains unclear,” said a statement from the University of Zurich on Monday. Future studies would have to search for explanations here.