Raleigh named 18th most tolerant city in the U.S.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day yesterday, The Daily Beast released their list of the top 20 most tolerant cities in the United States.  Raleigh ranked 18th on the list.

Cities with populations of more than 250,000 were included in the study.  Hate crimes, attitudes on same-sex marriage and religion, statistics on anti-discrimination laws, and racial diversity were taken into consideration when ranking the cities.

According to the study, Raleigh had .02 hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2010, and 5 same-sex couples per every 100,000 households in the city.

Another North Carolina city ranked first on the list.  Durham, North Carolina was found to have .04 hate crimes per 100,000 residents, and 8.3 same-sex couples per every 100,000 households.  In addition, Durham had greater religious and racial diversity than other cities.

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