Friday, May 17, 2013
Survey: India, Jordan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong are less racially tolerant than the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
In only three of 81 surveyed countries, more than 40% of respondents said that they would not want a neighbor of a different race. This included 43.5% of Indians, 51.4% of Jordanians and an astonishingly high 71.8% of Hong Kongers and 71.7% of Bangladeshis. Nations such as Indonesia and the Philippines, where many racial groups often jockey for influence and have complicated histories with one another, were also skeptical of diversity. This was also true, to a lesser extent, in China and Kyrgyzstan. There were similar trends in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, more than one in three South Koreans said that they do not want a neighbor of a different race.