Asylum seekers, refugees, travellers and Roma people are the groups
the public is most prejudiced against, according to a major new
survey of public attitudes.
More than a third of those questioned admitted negative feelings
towards these groups, while 18 per cent admitted prejudice against
people from ethnic minorities and 17 per cent said they had a
negative view of gay and lesbian people.
The Mori survey, commissioned by gay rights group Stonewall, found
key influences on attitudes included parents, television and
Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill said: “The analysis
confirms what we have suspected for some time – that people who are
prejudiced against black people, for example, are also likely to be
prejudiced against other minority groups.”
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