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The well-being of foreigners, homosexuals, kids and the aged

Percentages of people that imagine town is an efficient place to stay for folks basically, for ethnic minorities, for gay folks, for immigrants, for households with younger kids and for older folks

In many instances, lower than half of the inhabitants believes that town is an efficient place for the immigrant inhabitants to stay. Those who suppose on this method are above all of the inhabitants of varied cities in Southern Italy (in Taranto and Catania the bottom percentages are recorded, equal to 38% and 40%), but additionally in Trieste and Genoa, Rome, Florence, Bolzano, Venice , Bergamo, Verona, Cagliari, Parma, Perugia, Trento, Ancona, Turin and Naples exceed 50% however are nonetheless under the EU common (the worth is just like that of Athens and different French and European cities of the East).

On the opposite hand, the rating of cities perceived as extra welcoming to immigrants is led by Portuguese cities, one Polish one (Gdansk) and three Spanish cities (Oviedo, Barcelona and Malaga). The Italian nation that’s most “open” to immigrants is Bologna (77%).

The opinion of 1's metropolis as an “elderly-friendly” context may be very variable: residents' satisfaction on this case varies from 45.7% in Rome to 94.7% within the metropolis of Luxembourg.

Among the highest 15 cities thought of most livable for older folks we discover Trento, Trieste and Bergamo. Among the latter, along with Rome, there are Ljubljana, Athens, Catania, Taranto, Naples, Sofia, Palermo and Milan (all with percentages decrease than 60%). The “child-friendly” cities, subsequently appropriate for households with young children, mirror the identical break up: right here satisfaction varies from a minimal of 47.8% in Taranto to a most of 94.5% in Braga (Portugal).

Trento nonetheless stands out among the many greatest Italian cities. Finally, in Bologna, we observe one of many highest percentages of residents (85.3%) who imagine town is an efficient place for gay folks, flanked by Valletta, Groningen, Copenhagen, Malaga, Hamburg, Barcelona, ​​Lisbon, Stockholm, Munich, Madrid, Amsterdam and Berlin (all with percentages exceeding 80%).

In this case in Rome and Milan the chances are 67.5% and 74.3% respectively, whereas the bottom percentages are present in southern Italy, Greece and varied cities in Eastern Europe.