October 7, 2016


In views of diversity, many Europeans are less positive than Americans (BRUCE DRAKE AND JACOB POUSHTER, 7/20/16, Pew)

The most common view among the 10 European countries surveyed is that cultural diversity is neither a plus nor a minus in terms of quality of life. In no nation does a majority say increasing diversity is a positive for their country. At most, roughly a third in Sweden (36%), the UK (33%) and Spain (31%) describe growing racial, ethnic and national diversity in favorable terms.

By contrast, more than half in Greece (63%) and Italy (53%) say that growing diversity makes their country a worse place to live. Roughly four-in-ten Hungarians (41%) and Poles (40%) agree. 

Americans have a sharply different view on the same question posed in the Europe survey: "Do you think having an increasing number of people of many different races, ethnic groups and nationalities in our country makes this country a better place to live, a worse place to live or doesn't make much difference either way?"

About six-in-ten Americans say increasing diversity makes the country a better place to live (58%), compared with just 7% who say it makes the U.S. a worse place to live and 33% saying it doesn't make a difference either way.

The future demographics are one of the reasons people will keep lending us money for free.
Posted by at October 7, 2016 7:47 AM


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