The qualitative stage of the project (October 2016 until July 2017) explored the issue and candidate orientations of migrants. The results were used for the development of the questionnaire for the quantitative stage. The core questions are: Which political issues are classified as important to all Germans/all migrants from the same group? What political issues do Germans of immigrant origin perceive as “left” and “right”? What are the identity contents that Germans of migrant origin associate with being German?
We used focus group interviews as the research method in the Duisburg/Cologne area that consisted of 6-7 participants each and lasted for about 90 minutes.