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Survey looks into racism in the Isle of Man

More than 1000 take part in Island Global Research survey

A survey was undertaken recently, asking residents of the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey for their views on racism.

Put together by Island Global Research and conducted between 24 August and 3 September, 2,384 people took part.

Of the 1,047 Manx residents that took part in the survey, 83% said racism exists on the Isle of Man - to some extent - and 17% said it doesn't exist at all.

Island Global Research then compared the responses between age ranges.

It found while 1 in 5 of those under the 40 said there is a great deal of racism, only 1 in 7 of those above agree, and 1 in 10 of those aged 65+

In conclusion the report finds that of those who see this as an issue relevant to their Island, it was most commonly believed to be 'casual' racism and unconscious bias by individuals (rather than organisations) that most needs addressing, with further education and increased awareness suggested.

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