Which country has the most tolerant multi-cultural society?



In: Society.Culture Asked by: r56 Mar 05, 2008 - 74 Months Ago.  Viewed 12083 times



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Having large diverse multi-cultural communities do not necessary indicate tolerance and peace. While tension are difficult to measure, the ideal multi-cultural country would have policies that encourage minority rights, including such unpopular rights like gay marriages. There is a big difference between being friendly, versus accepting AND respecting immigrants as one of your own.

The most accepting and tolerant society is Canada, using the following measurable statistics from http://www.nationmaster.com:
1. Highest acceptance of new citizenship per capita - indicating continual growth of ethnic groups.
2. Top 2 in accepting asylum seekers - indicating an official attitude of caring
3. Top 5 in acceptance of women - as indication of accepting others
4. Top 5 in Adult literacy at high level - indicates ability to understand others

Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged.

Almost all of the world's ethnic groups are represented in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available in Canada. Clubs, restaurants, and community centers representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are easily accessible.

Honorable mentions go to:
* Sweden - 4th in accepting asylum seekers, 3rd in new citizenships per capita
* Denmark - 1st in accepting asylum seekers, 6th in new citizenships per capita
* Switzerland - 9th in accepting asylum, 4th in new citizenships per capita
* USA - 5th in accepting asylum seekers, 8th in new citizenships per capita
* Belgium - 10th in accepting asylums, 2nd in new citizenships per capita
Answered by: sherwin - 74 Months Ago.
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Singapore has rich multicultural heritage highlighted through the various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians) living together harmoniously who have gradually acquired a distinct identity as Singaporeans whilst still maintaining each race's traditional practices, customs and festivals. In addition, with more than 90,000 professional expatriates living and working in Singapore, they too bring their unique cultures and perspectives, adding colour and vibrancy to cosmopolitan Singapore.

Singapore's high standards of living is also something that students can be assured of. In a survey reported in The Economist in March 2002, Singapore's quality of life surpassed that of London or New York. Thirty-nine factors were considered, including political stability, personal freedom, air pollution and the quality of healthcare, schools, restaurants and theatres.
Answered by: Rock Star - 67 Months Ago.
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