Give up? Liberals have … long ago. They have decided that there is no more bigoted place on the planet than here in what most conservatives still view as the land of the free and the home of the brave.
But according to the World Values Survey, the U.S. remains one of the most hospitable spots when it comes to accepting others. As Jamie Weinstein writes at the Daily Caller, between 2010 and 2014, the survey asked residents in over 50 countries who they would not want as neighbors.
Just over five percent of respondents in the United States said “people of a difference race.” That’s far more tolerant a response than citizens of most European, African and Asian countries gave. As a comparison, 15 percent of Germans, 41 percent of Indians and 22 percent of Japanese said they wouldn’t want to live next to “people of a different race.” The Washington Post depicted the results in a useful chart.
The survey is probably not a perfect indicator of how pervasive racism is in a given society, but the results do correlate with what we know anecdotally. Take, for instance, the fact that America elected and then re-elected a black man for president.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)