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Some sadly under-reported data from June 2020 about racial attitudes in the Great Britain. While, of course, the Isle of Man is not part of the Great Britain, it is very likely to have a similar trend given the shared media and cultural connections:

The vast majority, 89%, claim they would be happy for their child to marry someone from another ethnic group, and 70% strongly agree.  This is an improvement from January 2009, when 75% said they would be happy overall, and 41% strongly.

Similarly, the vast majority (93%, nearly all of them strongly disagreeing at 84%) disagree with the statement that, “to be truly British you have to be White”.  In October 2006, 82% disagreed,  55% strongly.  The proportion who agree with the statement has fallen from 10% to 3% in the last 14 years.

Attitudes to race and inequality in Great Britain

This finding made me laugh in the context of the current Conservative Party leadership context:

Just over one in three, 37%, believe that it is at least very likely that there will be a black, Asian or mixed race Prime Minister in the next 10-20 years, up from 21% in 2009.  However, 40% think this is only fairly likely and 22% say it is not very likely or certain not to happen (although this had almost halved from 42% in 2009)

Attitudes to race and inequality in Great Britain

After all: