The survey claims that the most racially intolerant populations are all in the developing world, with Bangladesh, Jordan and India in the top five.

Western countries were said to be more accepting of other cultures with Britain, the U.S., Canada and Australia more tolerant than anywhere else, reports the Daily Mail

The World Value Survey measured the social attitudes of people in different countries, by asking individuals what types of people they would refuse to live next to. They calculated  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 Hong Kong, where 71.8 per cent of the population would refuse to live next to someone of a different race.Next were Bangladesh on 71.7 per cent, Jordan on 51.4 per cent and India with 43.5 per cent.

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