Max Fisher of the Washington Post compiled the above map from a question on the World Values Survey which asked who people would not want as neighbours. Fisher plotted the number of people surveyed worldwide who answered “people of another race” and came up with some shocking conclusions.
In Asia, Hong Kong respondents were the most racist, 71.8 percent said they would be unwilling to have a neighbour of another race, despite the city playing host to over 450,000 citizens from minority (non-Han) groups.
Mainland China in comparison, is a paradise of racial tolerance. Only 15.5 percent of Chinese respondents said they would be uncomfortable having a neighbour of another race.
Update: Severe doubts have been raised as to the veracity of the data used in this survey.