The data came from the World Value Survey, which measured the social attitudes of people in different countries, as reported by the Washington Post.
The survey asked individuals what types of people they would refuse to live next to, and counted how many chose the option ‘people of a different race’ as a percentage for each country.
The country with the highest proportion of ‘intolerant’ people who wanted neighbours similar to them was Jordan; next was India with 43.5%.
THE LEAST RACIALLY TOLERANT COUNTRIES
40% + (of individuals surveyed would not want a person of another race as a neighbour)
30 – 39.9%: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea
20 – 39.9%: France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Zambia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong
THE MOST TOLERANT COUNTRIES
0 to 4.9%: United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Britain, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Australia, New Zealand
5 – 9.9%; Chile, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa
10 – 14.9%: Finland, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovakia
15 – 19.9%: Venezuela, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Russia, China