Thirty-three percent now say that expressing a religious belief can be a disadvantage when applying for a job, up from 23 percent in 2012.
The survey showed that Muslims were discriminated against the most, with only 61 percent of respondents saying they would feel comfortable working with a Muslim. Seventy-three percent of respondents said anti-Semitism online was also on the rise.
"Our collective responsibility to live together in tolerance and respect is particularly important at a time when we have a moral obligation to give refuge to people of various religions and cultures who arrive on our shores," Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said Thursday.
The Commission estimates that some 500,000 people have arrived in Europe since the beginning of 2015, many from conflict-torn Syria and Libya.