The Worlds Most Racist Countries are…


A report showing which countries are the most and least racial was shown in various papers recently. But there were a few problems with the original reporting, and some annoyed countries.

The original  report stated that according to the World Values Survey:

  • 71.7 percent of Bangladeshis  had said that they would not want a neighbor of a different race.
  • 71.8 percent of Hong Kongers had said that they would not want a neighbor of a different race.

However, this had to be changed after some people checked the original data and found that it had been misread, and the actual figures were:

  • 28.3 percent of Bangladeshis  had said that they would not want a neighbor of a different race.
  • 26.8 percent of Hong Kongers had said that they would not want a neighbor of a different race.

Quite a turnaround…

What were the actual questions asked though?  What were the options ?

A translation of one of the questions is:

“26. For people with these background, which do you find unacceptable to be your neighbor?”

a – with criminal record
b – different race
c – heavy drinker
d – emotionally unstable

Answer: (1) acceptable (2) unacceptable

More answers include:

  • 48.9% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE People who speak a different language as neighbours (UK=6.3%)
  • 86.6% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE Unmarried couples living together as neighbours (UK=2.3%)
  • 96.7% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE Heavy drinkers as neighbours (UK=67.8%)
  • 51.2% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE people of a different religion as neighbours (UK=2.1%)
  • 97.0% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE homosexuals as neighbours (UK=18.8%)
  • 67.6% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE immigrants/foreign workers as neighbours (UK=15.9%)
  • 96.8% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE people who had AIDS as neighbours (UK=13.6%)
  • 52.5% of Jordanians would NOT LIKE people of a different race as neighbours (UK=5.4%)
  • 98.7% of South Koreans would NOT LIKE Drug addicts as neighbours  (UK= 94.4%)

I have NOT selected any ONE country, I just picked the country with the highest figure for each topic from the table at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/multiculturalism/diversity-yes-in-my-backyard/article1736042.
I did exclude Hong Kong, as their figures for that are still wrong.

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