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.

View all 2 updates ›

Unskilled manual workers 'likely to admit prejudice'

Male unskilled manual workers born between 1960 and 1979 are one of the most likely groups to admit being racially prejudiced, according to research by BSA (British Social Attitudes) data published by The Guardian.

Racial prejudice by generation:

'Generation X' - people born between 1960 and 1979 increasingly identify as prejudiced, according to the research. Credit: BSA/Guardian

Since 2002, people born between 1960 and 1979 - known as 'generation X' - and people born before 1939 increasingly identify as prejudiced, according to the research.

This compared to those born since 1980 – generation Y – and people born between 1940 and 1959, who have seen prejudice levels fall since then.

Racial prejudice by occupation:

Unskilled manual workers are the more likely to admit to racial prejudice, according to the BSA. Credit: BSA/Guardian

More top news