I am on a quest to discover which nation on earth could rightly be called, “The Most Diverse.” I have noticed that many Americans make this statement about their own country. As we hit 300 million people in population this month, I am wondering about the real stats.
Since I lived in Canada for a while, I know that Canadians see their own country as the most diverse. In fact, they see Americans as mono-cultural. I also have traveled extensively throughout the world and seen some significant diversity: check out India, for example!
Part of the issue is how one might define “diverse.” Is it a matter of immigration, non-native language speaking people, or total number of ethnic minorities? Is it a matter of religion, wealth versus poverty, or other social factors? One could go on… it’s not a simple question.
Anybody know where I could find some data?