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RI slightly more tolerant than M’sia: Survey

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  12:21 am

A survey measuring regional tolerance revealed that Indonesian Muslims showed a slightly more tolerant attitude toward non-Muslim fellow countrymen, compared to Malaysian Muslims toward non-Muslims in their country.

According to the survey, jointly conducted by research firms Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) and Malaysia-based Merdeka Center, 46.2 percent of Muslim respondents in Indonesia have a positive view of non-Muslims even though they were not friends, only second after Thailand, which scored 65 percent, and slightly above Malaysia at 45.3 percent.

The survey, which was conducted from Sept. 8, 2017, to Jan. 31, 2018, questioned 5,014 respondents aged 18 and above from four countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, except in Indonesia, where they surveyed respondents aged 17 and above — the legal adult age in the country.

The indicators of tol...