Over the years, Loek Halman has had a vast interest in investigating religious change and its ramifications. In this chapter, his neighbours at the Department of Sociology study how people with different religious backgrounds differ in their tolerance towards neighbours. Based on the last wave of the European Values Study, they investigate un- der what conditions religious people and the religious ‘nones’ – agnostic, atheistic and spiritual-minded people – are more tolerant. Their findings indicate that non-religious groups are less tolerant compared to religious ones in more secularized countries. On the other hand, their findings also suggest that in more secularized countries, tolerance levels are somewhat higher.
Achterberg, P., & van Mol, C. (2022). Trust Thy Neighbour: Contextualizing the Relationship between Non-Religiosity and Tolerance. Reflections on European Values: Honouring Loek Halman’s Contribution to the European Values Study.