Max Fisher from the Washington Post reports, “When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country’s level of racial tolerance. So they turned to something called the World Values Survey, which has been measuring global attitudes and opinions for decades.
Fisher went back to the source, compiled the original data and mapped it out on the infographic below. Fisher notes, “In the bluer countries, fewer people said they would not want neighbors of a different race; in red countries, more people did.”
“If we treat this data as indicative of racial tolerance, then we might conclude that people in the bluer countries are the least likely to express racist attitudes, while the people in red countries are the most likely,” states Fisher.
What is interesting about the infographic is Fisher depicts racist nations in red, the primary color in the US for the Republican Party, and less racist nations in blue, the color of the Democrat Party. It should be noted that in England, conservatives use blue and liberals use red a the primary color for their respective political parties.
Is this a form of subtle bias by Fisher? Fisher also states in his column, “The study concluded that economic freedom had no correlation with racial tolerance, but it does appear to correlate with tolerance toward homosexuals.” Does this statement show a bias toward the gay agenda, a liberal cause? WDW reports, you decide.