Lueneburg, Germany

The Sun

India, Jordan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong are the least tolerant countries in the world - but Britain is among the most accepting, a survey has found.

The World Values Survey asked people in more than 80 countries what type of people they did NOT want as neighbours. More than 40 per cent of those quizzed in India, Jordan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong said they didn’t want a neighbour of a different race.

Brits were among the most tolerant, along with the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. People in Latin American countries also said they would not mind neighbours of another race. 

The French though came out of the survey - conducted for the Washington Post - looking very intolerant with 22.7 per cent worried about ethnically diverse neighbours.

In India, 43.5 per cent of people quizzed said they did not want someone of a different race as their neighbour. While in Jordan it was 51.4 per cent, and in Hong Kong and Bangladesh, a huge 70 per cent said someone of a different race was their biggest concern in a neighbour.