Studies show Finnish boys to hold the most negative attitudes towards immigrants out of 38 countries, says academic, who criticises schools for not doing more to get youngsters involved in democracy and openly discuss social and religious issues.

An associate professor from the University of Jyväskylä has warned that levels of racial intolerance among Finnish boys have been rising since the turn of the millennium.

Speaking on youth attitudes at the Central Finland Future Forum conference, Sakari Suutarinen said that an international comparison found that Finnish boys held the most intolerant views towards immigrants out of 38 countries studied.

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