Racism 'on the rise' across Britain

Nearly a third of people in Britain admit to being "racially prejudiced" according to research carried out by The British Social Attitudes survey.

A member of the EDL taking part in a demonstration in 2011.
A member of the EDL taking part in a demonstration in 2011. Credit: PA

The survey, published by The Guardian, questioned more than 5,000 people across the UK and found that the proportion of people who say they are racially prejudiced has risen overall since 2001.

It suggested that racial prejudice has returned to the level of 30 years ago and found that older men in economically deprived areas are most likely to admit to racial prejudice.

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Racial prejudice 'on the rise' in Britain

Nearly 30% of Britons now admit to being prejudiced against people of other races in a survey by the country's leading independent social research institute.