Opinion on an extraordinary commission against racism in Italy 2019

In November 2019, 59 percent of respondents in Italy were in favor of the establishment of an Extraordinary Commission to combat forms of racism, anti-Semitism, incitement to hatred, and violence. Moreover, 15 percent of the Italian individuals involved in the survey were against the Commission, whereas 15 percent affirmed that they would not have voted.
At the end of October 2019, the Italian Senate voted in favor of the establishment of a special committee to combat racial hate. The motion passed with 151 votes in favor, 98 abstainers and no vote against. The Italian parties Lega, Forza Italia, and Fratelli d' Italia decided to abstain. The Commission was proposed by the Senator Liliana Segre, Holocaust survivor. Thus, the committee was also given the name of "Segre Commission".

Opinion on an Extraordinary Commission to combat all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, incitement to hatred and violence in Italy in 2019

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

November 4-5, 2019

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The survey has been conducted with CATI, CAMI and CAWI methodologies.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "La scorsa settimana, si è votato in Senato sulla mozione Segre, per istituire una Commissione straordinaria per contrastare i fenomeni di intolleranza, antisemitismo, istigazione all'odio e alla violenza. Lei personalmente, se fosse un senatore, come avrebbe votato?"
*The question asked by the source referred to what respondents would have voted in case they were senators called for the establishment of the mentioned Commission.

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