Racism may not be dead, but things are looking pretty good in America.
According to data collected by the World Values Survey, the United States is one of the most racially tolerant countries on the planet.
In the survey, when asked to pick from groups that you “would not want as neighbors”, less than 5 percent of United States citizens answered “people of another race”.
This statistic is similar throughout the entirety of North and South America, of which Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia, and Uruguay all received the same result.
In fact, of American countries surveyed, only 2 had a rate higher than 15 percent.
Though Europe had similarly low rates, Asia and Africa fared much worse. Russia and China both had rates higher than 15 percent, and countries like Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran had rates over 30 percent.
At the bottom of the pile are India and Jordan, both of which had over 40 percent of citizens choose “people of another race” as a group they would not want as neighbors.
Though Western countries still have many racial problems to solve, it’s clear that they are leaps and bounds ahead of their Eastern cousins.