The following table shows the percentages of Americans who say they would not like to have as neighbors the following people:
|Speak a different language||12.9%|
|Of a different race||5.6%|
|Of a different religion||3.4%|
The data, though the most recent the WVS has on offer, are from 2011, before the Great Awokening. Race hardly comes up at all. And even in those dark ages, blacks and Asians were more ‘racist’ than whites and Hispanics–the majority of whom racially identify as white–were:
Because there are a lot more whites (including Hispanics) than blacks or Asians, the latter should be more–not less–resigned to living among people of a race different than their own than white people are, yet there it is.
The relatively high immigrant figure probably functions as a duplicate for neighbors who speak a different language.
The civnats are right–America is hardly a racist country at all! Americans are more concerned about an engaged couple moving in next door than they are about a black family doing so.
Okay, so what people say and what they do are not necessarily the same. Nowhere is this more true than on the subject of race. People may claim to want to live on rainbow road but their revealed preferences show otherwise. This ranking might be better thought of as an exposition of who it is most and least acceptable to dislike.
WVS variables used: V37, V254