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This Is Where Intolerance Is Highest on Religion, Culture, Race

  • Conflicts drive belief in superiority, poll findings show
  • Countries with highest intolerance are suffering conflicts
Nigerian pilgrims wait outside the Tomb of Jesus during their visit at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.
Photographer: Thomas Codex/AFP via Getty Images

At a time when media headlines point to a spike in global intolerance, here’s some good news: most people around the world don’t say they believe any single race, religion or culture is better than another.

That was the finding of a multi-nation WIN/Gallup International poll conducted at the end of last year and published this week. The majority of people and more than half of the 66 countries surveyed say there’s no such thing as racial, religious or cultural superiority. But the issue divides many, and a handful, all of which are troubled nations with developing economies, says superiority does exits.