- More than nine in 10 Ghanaians would like or not mind having people of different ethnicities (95%) and religious faiths (94%) as neighbours.
- Almost nine in 10 Ghanaians (88%) would like or not mind living next to immigrants or foreign workers.
- More than two-thirds (68%) of Ghanaians would like or not mind having people living with HIV/AIDS as neighbours.
- Tolerance for people of different ethnicities, different religious faiths, different nationalities, and positive HIV/AIDS status is generally widespread across various religious groups, ethnic groups, ages, education levels, and geographic locations.
- Nonetheless, from 2005 to 2014, appreciable percentages (from 31% to 47%) of Ghanaians have expressed the view that their ethnic groups are “sometimes,” “often,” or “always” treated unfairly
Ghanaians express high levels of tolerance for people of different religions and ethnicities. Eight in every 10 survey respondents say they would “somewhat” or “strongly” like to have people of different religious faiths (80%) and people of different ethnicities (81%) as neighbours (Figure 1).
In addition, 14% would not care if their neighbours were of a different religion or ethnicity. Only one in 20 (5%) say they would “somewhat” or “strongly” dislike living near people of different religions or ethnicities.
Since the “like” and “wouldn’t care” responses are both indications of an absence of intolerance, in aggregate terms, overwhelming majorities Ghanaians accept people of different ethnicities (95%) and religious faiths (94%) as neighbours.