Audacious Epigone has pointed out another interesting question from the latest round of the World Values Survey. (I covered religiosity a few days ago). This question concerns the respondents who said they would not like to have neighbors “of a different race” than their own, given as percentages of respondents from a given country.
AE has a table (which I reproduce below). But I’ll add a few details to prevent this just being a copy of his post.
One can access the data for oneself by going here, clicking on 2017-2020 –> highlighting the countries you want to look at (or select all) –> typing “people of a different race” in the search bar.
Apart from the raw table, one can also see an interactive world map, as well as regional maps of the continents. For instance, here is Europe.
What strikes my eye immediately is Poland’s numbers, which at just 7.2% are nearly Hajnal Europe-tier and sharply distinct from its V4 neighbors (Czechia – 27.4%; Slovakia – 27.0%; Hungary – 28.2%).
Russia, at 14.7%, broadly like Estonia and Romania, is midway between Hajnal Europe and the more “based” ECE countries, and seems similar in general to East Asia (Japan – 14.3%; South Korea – 15.2%; China – 18.0%) and the Med (Spain – 12.5%; Italy – 11.7%).
Another interesting feature is the time series options, which lets you compare answers to this question across previous waves of the WVS amongst participating countries.
(Incidentally, the famous world racism map produced by the Washington Post was based on an earlier wave).
For instance, here are the US numbers, which go as you might expect them to:
There are parallel trends through most of Western Europe and the American sphere of influence in general, e.g. here is the United Kingdom:
As expected from geopolitics and high English language skills, racism in Poland has also gone down rapidly:
But in countries less exposed to American cultural influence, such as Russia, trends have been different ever since the the mid-2000s (even as the skinhead culture died off).
Still, even living under the American sphere of influence, it is still possible to refuse many of its “cultural” accoutrements, given political will, as shown by Hungary.
Complete 2017-2020 data:
|24||Bosnia and Herzegovina||23.7%|