Love thy neighbour? Hong Kong ranks low on racial tolerance
Hong Kong is one of the most racially intolerant places in the world - along with India, Jordan and Bangladesh, according to a report.
Updated May 19
In fact, Hong Kong may be one of the most racially tolerant places because of inverted results. The Reddit user writes:
The correct result should be: In Hong Kong 78.1% found it acceptable to have different race neighbours, while less than 20% found it acceptable to have drunks, emotionally unstable and drug addicts as neighbours.
What kinds of people would you not want as neighbours?
So Hong Kong is one of the most racially intolerant places in the world - along with India, Jordan and Bangladesh, according to the report, which shares the survey results in a world map.
As of Thursday, 70 per cent of responses, or 248 votes, said "yes".
Comparatively, the World Values poll says people in Britain - and its former colonies Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US - and Latin American ranked as the most tolerant.
The Washington Post article points out a couple of interesting outliers, such as Pakistan, which is “remarkably tolerant” despite sectarian violence and being surrounded by not-so tolerant countries.
It also notes that economic freedom is not an indicator of racial tolerance. Because if that were the case, wouldn’t Hong Kong be the most racially accepting place on earth?