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Qatar 2 0.67%
United Arab Emirates 9 3.03%
Australia 10 3.37%
Canada 38 12.79%
United States of America 165 55.56%
Singapore 14 4.71%
United Kingdom 15 5.05%
Brazil 13 4.38%
Other 31 10.44%
Voters: 297. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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My vote goes to america
Canada:
British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, indigenous Indian and Inuit 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

America
White: 211,460,626 (75.1%); Black: 34,658,190 (12.3%); Asian: 10,242,998 (3.6%); American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,475,956 (0.9%); Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 398,835 (0.1%); other race: 15,359,073 (5.5%); Hispanic origin:1 35,305,818 (12.5%)

Australia
Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%(whoever said australia is clueless)

UK
English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%; Northern Irish 2.9%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001)

These demographics are going by how each country classifies them. Dont get too confused with canada, also american hispanics were not included for some reason.

Source:Ethnicity and Race by Countries | Infoplease.com
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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As an anecdote, Australia has a govt funded tv & radio network SBS, that is a PBS/NPR for migrants showing news etc from around the world. Great network! There maybe other countries with this approach, but these are the ones I have seen.

There is also NITV which specialises in indigenous programming from around the world.

I was surprised to find I really enjoyed some of their programs - some very different perspectives on a lot of very familiar topics.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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My vote goes to america
Canada:
British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, indigenous Indian and Inuit 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

America
White: 211,460,626 (75.1%); Black: 34,658,190 (12.3%); Asian: 10,242,998 (3.6%); American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,475,956 (0.9%); Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 398,835 (0.1%); other race: 15,359,073 (5.5%); Hispanic origin:1 35,305,818 (12.5%)

Australia
Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%(whoever said australia is clueless)

UK
English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%; Northern Irish 2.9%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001)

These demographics are going by how each country classifies them. Dont get too confused with canada, also american hispanics were not included for some reason.

Source:Ethnicity and Race by Countries | Infoplease.com
Aren't you mistaking racial grouping with a nations cultural diversity with some of your comments? Caucasian encompasses everyone from recent Norwegian immigrants, colonial Dutch who moved to Australia after Indonesia gained independence, to a descendent of British settlers in Kenya. Hardly a culturally homegeous group.

Did you look at much beyond the superficial surface of the information presented at that site? Seriously, if you did you would see some pretty significant anomalies, and would be asking some questions. I suppose its easier to simply just label others as "clueless"; it sure beats doing some informed research and articulating a cogent argument.

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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My vote goes to america
Canada:
British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, indigenous Indian and Inuit 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

America
White: 211,460,626 (75.1%); Black: 34,658,190 (12.3%); Asian: 10,242,998 (3.6%); American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,475,956 (0.9%); Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 398,835 (0.1%); other race: 15,359,073 (5.5%); Hispanic origin:1 35,305,818 (12.5%)

Australia
Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%(whoever said australia is clueless)

UK
English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%; Northern Irish 2.9%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001)

These demographics are going by how each country classifies them. Dont get too confused with canada, also american hispanics were not included for some reason.

Source:Ethnicity and Race by Countries | Infoplease.com
Totally incorrect actually.

Australia does not take a census or undertake any other information gathering exercise on the race of its people (The exception being for aboriginal people) , if you are British of African Decent you are classified as British etc etc. So thoes figures estiamtes at best, and very poor ones at that.

12% of Australia's population was born in East or South Asia,

BBC News - Young Asians making their mark on Australia

Indignious peoples make up 3% of the population.

Aboriginal Australians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An australian is also likely to speak english as a first languge than some one from the USA, and is also less likely to be Christian.

As far as language is concerned 92.4% of the US population speak English 80%, or Spanish 12.4% at home according to this.

Languages of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To cover 92.4% of Australia's population you need to add English (76.8%) and then the next 13 most spoken languages.

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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My vote goes to Nigeria

Nigeria with over 500 ethnic groups with Efik, Ibibio, Annang, and Ijaw the largest is far more multi-cultural than any Western country. The official language is English because it would be impossible to select one of the native languages without starting a civil war.

A decision was made in 1970 to classify Hispanic as an ethnicity, and not a race. So the self identified category of "White person not Hispanic" for the country as a whole, the four largest states, and the most extreme states is:

63.4% USA overall

39.7% California
44.8% Texas
58.0% New York
57.5% Florida

22.9% Hawaii
94.3% Maine

Modern science does not recognize the concept of "race" and some have suggested that the arbitrary distinction between ethnicity and race by the census department helps foster the non-scientific thinking of the past.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Totally incorrect actually.

Australia does not take a census or undertake any other information gathering exercise on the race of its people (The exception being for aboriginal people) , if you are British of African Decent you are classified as British etc etc. So thoes figures estiamtes at best, and very poor ones at that.

12% of Australia's population was born in East or South Asia,

BBC News - Young Asians making their mark on Australia

Indignious peoples make up 3% of the population.

Aboriginal Australians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An australian is also Less likely to speak english as a first languge than some one from the USA, and is also less likely to be Christian.

As far as language is concerned 92.4% of the US population speak English 80%, or Spanish 12.4% at home according to this.

Languages of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To cover 92.4% of Australia's population you need to add English (76.8%) and then the next 13 most spoken languages.
Correction , Australia of course does take a census, but the census does not gather any information about the race of the persons race completing it, just the persons country of birth and their parents county of birth. So African American= American, NZ Maori = New Zealander etc etc.

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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One could make a strong argument that language is the touchstone of culture.

In Canada, 58.0% of the population spoke only English at home, while 18.2% spoke only French. The use of multiple languages at home has increased. In 2011, 11.5% of the population reported using English and a language other than French, up from 9.1% in 2006.

In the USA 80.3% spoke only English at home while 19.7% spoke a language other than English at home. Of the latter group roughly 12.3% of the population speaks Spanish. Only 1.6% of the US population says that they don't speak English "at all", while another 3.2% says they "don't speak well".

Because of geographic proximity of an entire province, it is much easier to live out your life in Canada speaking only French, while it is difficult to speak only Spanish in the USA.

So while less than 3% of Canada is black, compared to 13% in the USA we tend to think of USA as more multiracial (Asian groups are not large enough to be dealbreakers).

But you could make a case that Canada is more multicultural using the language argument.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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One could make a strong argument that language is the touchstone of culture.
I pretty much agree with that.

Where I work I interact daily with one person who migrated to Aus when a child and who fluently speaks his native tongue; one first generation Aussie who is quite attached to her Italian and Croatian heritage and can string together short stumbling sentences in both, and a number of second generation Australians with various backgrounds (including German, Italian, Macedonian). In short, there seems to be a strong correlation between each person's language proficiency (or lack of proficiency) in their ancestral language(s), and how closely or loosely than could be considered to be culturally "Australian" or other, and how closely they align themselves with and reflect Australian cultural norms. Its a phenomenon I've noticed a lot.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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. You travel a few km outside of the toronto area or some of the other regions and it becomes almost exclusively white. In the us its less of that case.
That's actually not true at all. There may me not be as high a proportion of immigrants in the countryside of Ontario, but there are still plenty of recent immigrants in small towns all over Canada.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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That's actually not true at all. There may me not be as high a proportion of immigrants in the countryside of Ontario, but there are still plenty of recent immigrants in small towns all over Canada.
yes that is true there are immigrants in some rural areas..but I think what he is saying is more accurate, Oakville is more white than Mississauga and definitly more than Brampton. People always say how Canada is so mixed, but really outside of the GTA, GMA and Greater Vancouver is it really all that mixed?

Not even 5 years ago, I would go to Aurora, Georgetown or Acton and play a little mental game of spot the minority...anywhere....they could not be found.
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