10 Least Racist Countries in Europe in 2017

This article will bring you to the list of the least racist countries in Europe in 2017. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Project Implicit has made a map of the world based on Average IAT scores of countries. The lower the average IAT score of a country, the least racist the country is. One thing to note here is that an IAT score of “0” (zero) would be ideal, but unfortunately, no country has an average IAT score of zero. So we basically were able to rank our list of least racist countries in Europe in this manner. The data has been collected from 288,076 White Europeans and collected by researchers between 2002 and 2015. You can find the raw data on Github. Essentially, we will start off our list with countries having average IAT scores and move on from there to the lowest.


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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the least racist countries in Europe in 2017 from their list.

The first one is Sweden. Sweden is very welcoming to immigrants, and it has been for the last couple of years. However, as the immigrants from countries pour into Sweden, things may change in the future. However, for the time being, Sweden is one of the least racist countries in Europe. The next country on our short list should be Norway.  The Scandinavian peninsula has been known as very welcoming towards foreigners and people of different racial groups. Norway is no exception either. The country is home to over 5.2 million residents, and people from various nationalities and races live in the country in harmony and enjoy a great degree of racial empathy from Norwegians. The third country can be the United Kingdom now. With a remarkable average IAT score of 0.348, the 6th spot goes to the United Kingdom. It is only natural that one of the most developed countries in the world would harbor racially neutral beliefs and ideologies. So no surprises there. However, there are concerns about racially motivated crimes and violence to a small degree, and we can only hope that even those will cease with time.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 least racist countries in Europe in 2017.

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