The 10 Most Tolerant Nations in the World

10. Netherlands: 75.45

History teaches us that the Dutch have been a tolerant people for quite some time now. During the sixteenth century religious persecutions in Europe, the Netherlands became a safe haven for minority groups. Their acceptance of the increasingly diverse members of the Christian faith during this period coupled with the fact that the Lowlands are to this day a major European trading centre means that the country has cultivated a welcoming acceptance of others. The Netherlands is also a champion of LGBT rights at both an EU and a global level. Within the country, legislation is strong with regards to same sex parenting, gay marriage and prevention of LGBT discrimination or violence. Gay marriage is legal in the country and it is an offence for an official to refuse to officiate at such ceremonies. And to top it all off, they also have those relaxing coffee shops we keep hearing about…
10. Netherlands: 75.45