Postcodes influence prejudice

People’s racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, new research shows.

The Oxford University study used survey data collected between 2002 and 2011 across England, Europe, the US and South Africa to investigate people’s attitudes toward different ethnic groups. It found racial prejudice among white people drops when they live in ethnically-mixed communities, even if they don’t have direct contact with minorities.

The study’s senior author, Professor Miles Hewstone, said even prejudiced people who moved into ethnically mixed communities became less prejudiced over time.

Read more at University of Oxford