After the xenophobic rise of Trump to power and the uprisings in Ferguson and Missouri, it is no secret that America is still struggling with the question of race. But is the US more tolerant than other countries? According to a 2013 study by the World Values Survey, Americans overall are much more tolerant than the citizens of most other places in the world.
The World Value Survey is a global network of scientists and researchers based in Sweden who study changing values and their impact on social and political life. To get this data the groups researchers asked participants of more than 80 countries what kind of person they would prefer as a neighbour. Those who respondent they wouldn’t want “people of a different race” were deemed racially intolerant. The map by The Washington Post to depict how 80 countries responded to the question.
What can we takeaway?
– Countries in the Middle East and Asia were found to be the least racially tolerant.
– Latin and Anglo countries were the most racially tolerant.
– Jordan and India were the least racially tolerant.
– France was the least racially tolerant country in Europe.