Belgian Attitudes toward the Veil

According to two recent studies conducted by Pr. Vassilis Saroglou, (Facult_ de Psychologie de la religion de l’Universit_ Catholique de Louvain), more than half of the 313 French-speaking native Belgians questioned said the wearing of the Muslim headscarf is contrary to the values of to modern society. They also indicated that they would like the headscarf to be forbidden in some places. Of those questioned, 44.6% said they are worried about the wearing of the headscarf at school; 35% said that the wearing of the headscarf is not appropriate in public spaces; 20% said that the headscarf is not appropriate anywhere; and only 17.5% of those interviewed said they are not disturbed at all by the wearing of the headscarf.