Friday, May 17, 2013

The World’s Most and Least Racially Tolerant Countries

Does economic freedom indicate a greater tolerance for race? This is the question that two Swedish scientists set out to answer. They did so by using something called a "World Values Survey." The idea, according to the Washington Post is this: "the more frequently that people in a given country say they don’t want neighbors from other races, the economists reasoned, the less racially tolerant you could call that society."

The scientists did not include all the data from the survey, so the story's author, Max Fisher, went back to the source and created this infographic --"If we treat this data as indicative of racial tolerance, then we might conclude that people in the bluer countries are the least likely to express racist attitudes, while the people in red countries are the most likely." The results:
  • Anglo and Latin countries most tolerant. 
  • India, Jordan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong by far the least tolerant 
  • The Middle East not so tolerant.

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