German schools have yet to find an effective way to maintain education standards as classrooms become increasingly diverse, according to researcher Axel Plünnecke from the German Economic Institute.
It's a low point in public opinion of state institutions in Germany, according to a major survey. Everyone from the average voter to the chancellor is demanding better from their bureaucracy.
A new study has shown that Germans still find tackling climate change important, but the data also revealed discrepancies over what people are actually willing to do about it.
Islamophobia, antisemitism and xenophobia are widespread in eastern Germany. A majority of respondents to a survey by Leipzig University said they would like to see a "strong man" or a "strong party" leadership.
Germany's conservative opposition parties think that what the country needs is more patriotism — to overcome political polarization and make eastern Germans feel more included. But what does patriotism mean in Germany?
Germans said they were prepared to cut their heat use and fly less to help tackle climate change. But most are reluctant to give up meat and their cars, according to a YouGov poll.
Compulsory military service was suspended in 2011. A recent survey suggests 61% of Germans want it reintroduced, with over a third saying it should apply to women as well as men.
A new poll in Germany suggests six people in 10 would approve of investing more still in the armed forces, even if it meant making cuts elsewhere or borrowing. They were much less keen on giving up a bank holiday for it.
A poll conducted by Germany's DPA news agency suggests many Germans disapprove of arming Ukraine in its war against Russia. Meanwhile, Russia's Medvedev denied the country was running out of missiles. DW has the latest.
Having lived away from Malaysia and intermittently in Germany for 19 years, Brenda Haas finds these days that culture shock goes both ways.
If you believe Russian state media, then Germans back President Putin and mock Chancellor Scholz. But where do these stories claim to get their information from?
25 Dec 2022
Would you rather buy a plastic tree or use a real one, even if it died after the festivities?