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Society USA16. January 2022

New Survey Highlights an Ever-Increasing Acceptance of Diversity

Great news for inclusivity: according to a recent survey, the majority of people in their respective country believe that having people of different ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds makes their country a better place.

To get to this conclusion, Pew Research Center surveyed 17 advanced economies: the U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK, Greece, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and Singapore.

First conducted in 2017 and again in 2021, the survey also shows a significant increase in acceptance of diversity, such as in Greece, where 45% of respondents believe having people of different backgrounds makes their society a better place in 2021, compared to only 21% who believed so in 2017. 

The survey further concludes that younger people and those with a higher education are significantly more likely than their counterparts to hold these opinions. Despite the current political arena and rise of Covid-19 tensions, the results show that having a diverse society is being viewed in a more positive light today than ever before. 

Pew Research Center

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