Christianity has lost its salience, but customs and traditions maintained their importance in forming national identity in Europe. Using the ISSP National Identity 2003 and 2013 data from 17 European countries, this article tests how the salience of Christianity and sharing of national customs and traditions varies according to the share of Muslim and immigrant population, and whether the association changed across time. Multilevel regressions show that the link between the size of the Muslim population and the salience of Christianity changed between 2003 and 2013. In 2003, the link was negative. In 2013, respondents from countries with larger Muslim populations were more concerned about Christian background of nationals. The link between the share of immigrants and the demand on sharing national customs and traditions changed as well. In 2003, it was negative but, by 2013, it flattened out.
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Vlachová, Klára, Hamplová, Dana. 2022. „The importance of christianity, customs, and traditions in the national identities of European countries.“ Social Science Research Article In Press. ISSN 0049-089X. Available from: https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0049089X22001120?token=DE5A3FE96D976BE13D5AB5686150E874112B13A6C21C25DEC335DCE0FBD557546B01AE5A48B45C47FB872952D22DF1DF&originRegion=eu-west-1&originCreation=20221102101105.
religion and religiosity