The World Values Survey (WVS) examines the changing values of societies and the impact of these changes on social and political life. The WVS is composed of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries that represent almost 90 percent of the world’s population.
Among the dozens of questions that World Values asks is one about tolerance for other races. World Values asked respondents in more than 80 countries to identify the kinds of people they would not want as neighbors. Some respondents, picking from a list, chose "people of a different race." The more frequently that people in a given country gave that response, the less racially tolerant the society is rated. Knoema mapped the latest findings:
Most humans are kind, curious, knowledgeable, tolerant and funny - Stephen Fry http://www.stephenfry.com/blog/2009/01/29/twitter/
Why can't we just get along - Rodney King, the victim of a brutal police beating in Los Angeles in 1991
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? I suppose this depends somewhat upon the size of the soul. I think there are cases where the trade would do -- Josh Billings (1818-85), American humorist, essayist
We have to tell these guys they have to share our value system, and central to that is tolerance - Bernard-Henri L
Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover - Mark Twain
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind - Helen Keller
Tolerance means among other things "broad-mindedness". But in the rows over such issues as the Islamic veil, we are offered two decidedly narrow-minded definitions. One says that we must tolerate any expression of cultural identity without criticism, in case we give offence. The other insists we must crack down on views that are not themselves tolerant. In either case, we are living in an age of intolerant tolerance.