Top executive trends 2015 - 2018

(taken from Project Implicit IAT data 2003 – 2016)

Europe has the highest racial bias compared to the UK and the USA

67.2%

of 18-24 year-olds
have a racial bias

67.2%

61.1%

68.7%

63.5%

69.9%

65.3%

60.6%

70.3%

64.6%

73.0%

65.1%

68.6%

of UK women have a bias

of UK males have racial bias

of women in Europe have racial bias

of European men have a bias

of women in the USA have racial bias

of men in the USA have a racial bias

66.6%

68.2%

74.5%

of top executives in the UK have a racial bias

of top executives in the USA have a racial bias

of top executives in Europe have a racial bias

of Britons have
a racial bias

of Americans
have a racial bias

of Europeans have a racial bias

66.4%

66.7%

69.0%

61.1%

of 70+ have a racial bias

Young people show more racial bias than any other age group

Women in the UK are less likely to exhibit racial bias than other groups

Top executives in the UK show lower bias than those in other countries

Racial bias by age...

Racial bias geographically...

Racial bias by gender...

Racial bias by ethnicity...

Is Britain Biased?

Revisited

Results of implicit racial bias test data from the UK, USA and Europe

TOP EXECUTIVES

OVERALL

WHITE PEOPLE

NON-WHITE PEOPLE

UK

UK

USA

USA

Europe

Europe

Project Implicit’s Implicit Association Test (IAT) for racial bias was taken by over
3 million people across the USA, the UK and Western Europe between 2003 and 2016.

Business in the Community partnered with Ken Clark of the University of Manchester’s Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) to analyse these data.

+0.6%

-0.8%

-0.5%

of executives in the UK have a racial bias compared to 2015

of executives in the USA have a racial bias compared to 2015

of executives in Europe have a racial bias compared to 2015

66%

69%

75%

66.6%

68.2%

2015

2015

2015

2018

2018

52.9%

52.3%

56.9%

of UK have a racial bias

of USA have a racial bias

of Europe have a racial bias

of UK have a racial bias

of USA have a racial bias

of Europe have a racial bias

68.9%

72.6%

71.0%

74.5%

2018