Cairns Post | February 24, 2011
HALF of Australians harbour anti-Muslim sentiments and a quarter are anti-Semitic, according to the biggest survey ever done on racism in this country.
One in three admit some level of racism against indigenous people.
The 12-year-survey, conducted by leading universities, found New South Wales and Queensland were the most racist states, while Victoria was the most tolerant.
Of the 12,512 people surveyed nationally, 48.6 per cent were negative towards Muslims; 23.8 to Asians; 27.9 to indigenous Australians: 23.3 to Jews: and 27 towards black Africans. [more …]