British Poll Shows Large differences Perceived Intolerance Towards different Groups

It is interesting how small a share of the population these different minority groups make in the UK. Pakistanis make up 1.9% of the population in 2009, Bangladeshis make up 0.7%, and Blacks of all types make up 2.9% (African blacks make up 1.5%). I can't easily find the share for Romani, so I assume that it is very small. I thought that discrimination might be related in someway to their population shares, but that isn't immediately obvious from the data. See the poll data here:

More than half of respondents (54%) believe the UK is an intolerant society towards people of Romani origin, and almost half (49%) believe Arabs face comparable treatment. Other groups perceived to be receiving intolerance are Pakistanis (43%), Bangladeshis (37%) and Black Africans (30%). . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

The poll might have asked how intolerant they were towards gun owners.

1/20/2012 4:05 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

What I found interesting is that -as the area became more local- less racism was percieved. That is, few saw much in their workplace, a few more thought it was an issue in their town, and so on.

I wonder if the increase in perceived racism is a function of media exposure, as the perception seems to increase as direct knowledge decreases.

1/22/2012 10:26 PM  

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