PPIM Survey, 57 Percent of Teachers Have Intolerant Opinions

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SUPERRADIO.ID – Research results from the Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta show that 57% of teachers have intolerant opinions towards other religions. Meanwhile, 37.77% of teachers wish to commit acts of intolerance or interaction with actions.

“This study aims to see the views and religious attitudes of school or Islamic School teachers in Indonesia. This is because teachers have a strategic position and have an important role in shaping students ‘values, views, and thoughts, ”said PPIM Executive Director Saiful Uman during a lecture on the results of the national survey’ The Dim Pelita: A Portrait of Indonesian Teachers ‘Diversity’ in Jakarta, Tuesday (16/10). / 2018).

This study uses two measuring instruments, namely the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and a questionnaire. The target population of the survey is Muslim teachers in schools/madrasahs at the Kindergarten / RA, SD / MI, SMP / MTs, and SMA / MA levels.

Saiful said that the results of the opinion of intolerance towards adherents of other religions were measured using 6 statements whose construct validity had been tested. The 2 examples of the statement are “Non-Muslims may establish their house of worship in the neighborhood where you live” and “Neighbors of different religions may hold religious events at their residence.”

“As a result, 56 percent of teachers disagreed that non-Muslims could establish a religion-based school near where you live and as many as 21 percent of teachers disagreed that neighbors of different religions could hold religious events, such as services for Christians or Mesodan for Hindus in Indonesia. their residence, ”said Saiful.

Then, intolerant action intentions of adherents of other religions were measured using 5 statements. The instructions given are if there is an opportunity, then whether the teacher really does not want to do it to take the action stated in the statement given. Two examples of these statements are “Signing a petition rejecting heads of education offices of different religions” and “Signing a petition rejecting the establishment of schools based on non-Islamic religions in their neighborhood. “

“The findings of this survey indicate that if there is an opportunity 29 percent of teachers wish to sign a petition rejecting heads of education offices of different religions and 34 percent of teachers wish to sign petitions rejecting the establishment of schools based on non-Islamic religions in their neighborhood,” said Saiful.

This survey was conducted over a period of 6 August to 6 September 2018. From the district/city selection process, 767 districts/cities were obtained. The highest number of districts/cities that were selected to be the sample were provinces with the highest number of teachers, namely East Java, West Java, Central Java, North Sumatra, and North Sulawesi. Meanwhile, the lowest number of teachers is in the province of North Kalimantan. (ns/red)

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