Ranking the Most Tolerant and Least Tolerant States

As the country commemorates Martin Luther King Day and reflects on Tucson, The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to rank the tolerances of every state across America. How did yours stack up?

In the four-plus decades since Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, America has surely moved closer to a country where people are judged more by content of their character than the color of their skin—or their gender, religion or sexual orientation. In honor of today’s national holiday, and mindful of the debate fostered by the massacre in Tucson nine days ago, The Daily Beast sought to examine which states are the most tolerant, devising a thorough point system that measures each state’s residents based on their actions and opinions, as well the scope of state laws guaranteeing equal rights and protections, which reflects the broader political will.

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Specifically, for each state we considered the number of hate crimes according to the FBI, the extent of hate-crime statutes, the number of complaints of discrimination filed through the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the extent of fair-housing and fair-workplace laws, the percentage of residents that support same-sex marriage, the extent of legal rights for same-sex couples, and the percentage of residents that are accepting of various religions. We measured the scope of hate crime statutes with help from the resources at the Anti-Defamation League, including the ADL’s catalogue of hate crime statutes by state. Each state was given a score out of 100 points. Ties were broken based on hate-crime statistics—if the total points matched, the state with fewer hate crimes in the last year ranked higher. So how does your state fare on the tolerance scale? Click here. For the full methodology, read below.

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METHODOLOGY

- Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents = Maximum of 20 points

Points were assigned based on percentile. A state in the 90th percentile (with the least amount of hate crimes) was given 20 points. A state in the 80th percentile was given 18 points, etc. Statistics are according to FBI hate crime statistics for 2009, except for Hawaii, which did not report statistics to the FBI, but compiled its own report through the office of the state’s Attorney General.

- Hate crime statutory scope = Maximum of 20 points

Each state got the following number of points based on its hate law statues:

-State requires data collection to state agency (+2 points)

-includes data on hate crimes due to sexual orientation(+1) -includes data on hate crimes due to gender (+1)

-Offers hate crime training for law enforcement (+2) -Hate crime definition includes institutional vandalism (+2) -Creates civil action for victims (+2) -Includes section on bias motivated violence and intimidation criminal penalty (+2)

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-Section includes criminalizing interference with religious worship (+1)

-Hate crime statutes offer protection based on:

-political affiliation (+1) -age (+1) -transgender/gender identity (+1) -gender (+1) -disability (+1) -sexual orientation (+1) -race, religion, ethnicity (+1)

- Discrimination complaints filed per 100,000 residents = Maximum of 20 points

Points were assigned based on percentile. A state in the 90th percentile (with the least amount of complaints filed) was given 20 points. A state in the 80th percentile was given 18 points, etc. Statistics are according to the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for 2006-2010.

- Scope of laws prohibiting discrimination statutory scope = Maximum of 20 points

Each state got the following number of points based on its anti-discrimination laws:

-Private employers are not allowed to make decisions based on:

Age (+1) Ancestry (+1) Disability (+1) AIDS/HIV (+1) Gender (+1) Marital Status (+1) Pregnancy, childbirth (+1) Race or color (+1) Religion or creed (+1) Sexual orientation (+1)

-Fair housing laws protect from discrimination based on:

Age (+1) Ancestry (+1) Disability (+1) AIDS/HIV (+1) Gender (+1) Marital Status (+1) Pregnancy, childbirth (+1) Race or color (+1) Religion or creed (+1) Sexual orientation (+1)

-Percentage who support religious tolerance = Maximum of 10 points

States with more than 80% support were given 10 points, with more than 70% support were given 8 points, with more than 60% support given 6 points, with more than 50% support given 4 points and support of 40% support or less was given 2 points. Data is based on a 2008 Pew Survey, representing the percentage of the population that believes many religions can lead to eternal life.

-Percentage who support same-sex-marriage 2010 = Maximum of 5 points

States with more than 80% support were given 5 points, with more than 60% support were given 4 points, with more than 40% support given 3 points, with more than 20% support given 2 points and support of 20% or less was given 1 point. Statistics are according to projections compiled by political science professors at Columbia University based on national survey data.

- Scope of legal rights for same-sex couples = Maximum of 5 points

-bans same-sex marriage (-2 pts) -licenses same sex marriage (+2 pts) -honors marriage of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions (+1 pts) -legal rights for same-sex (+2 pts)

1, Wisconsin Tolerance score: 77 out of 100 Hate crime score: 27 out of 40 Discrimination score: 39 out of 40 Gay rights score: 3 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.0 (10 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 9.2 (5 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 44% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 79%

2, Maryland Tolerance score: 75 out of 100 Hate crime score: 25 out of 40 Discrimination score: 37 out of 40 Gay rights score: 5 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.8 (19 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 7.8 (1 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 51% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 72%

3, Illinois Tolerance score: 74 out of 100 Hate crime score: 30 out of 40 Discrimination score: 31 out of 40 Gay rights score: 5 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.5 (16 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 14.5 (24 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 48% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 74%

4, Pennsylvania Tolerance score: 72 out of 100 Hate crime score: 29 out of 40 Discrimination score: 31 out of 40 Gay rights score: 4 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 0.4 (5 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 11.8 (13 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 51% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 75%

5, Hawaii Tolerance score: 71 out of 100 Hate crime score: 34 out of 40 Discrimination score: 27 out of 40 Gay rights score: 4 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 0.1 (1 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 20.3 (35 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 54% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 66%

6, California Tolerance score: 70 out of 100 Hate crime score: 30 out of 40 Discrimination score: 29 out of 40 Gay rights score: 5 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 2.7 (29 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 15.9 (28 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 56% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 67%

7, Minnesota Tolerance score: 70 out of 100 Hate crime score: 21 out of 40 Discrimination score: 38 out of 40 Gay rights score: 3 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 6.0 (49 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 8.7 (4 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 47% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 74%

8, New Jersey Tolerance score: 69 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 35 out of 40 Gay rights score: 8 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 6.3 (50 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 12.1 (14 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 55% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 74%

9, New Hampshire Tolerance score: 68 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 32 out of 40 Gay rights score: 10 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 2.1 (21 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 12.3 (16 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 55% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 79%

10, New Mexico Tolerance score: 67 out of 100 Hate crime score: 32 out of 40 Discrimination score: 25 out of 40 Gay rights score: 4 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.3 (12 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 12.2 (15 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 49% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 62%

11, Virginia Tolerance score: 66 out of 100 Hate crime score: 24 out of 40 Discrimination score: 35 out of 40 Gay rights score: 1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.9 (20 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 8.5 (2 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 42% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 69%

12, Iowa Tolerance score: 64 out of 100 Hate crime score: 34 out of 40 Discrimination score: 16 out of 40 Gay rights score: 6 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 0.6 (7 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 37.5 (48 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 44% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 73%

13, North Carolina Tolerance score: 63 out of 100 Hate crime score: 25 out of 40 Discrimination score: 30 out of 40 Gay rights score: 2 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.1 (11 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 11.5 (10 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 36% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 62%

14, Connecticut Tolerance score: 63 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 27 out of 40 Gay rights score: 10 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 5.6 (47 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 16.8 (30 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 57% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 73%

15, Florida Tolerance score: 61 out of 100 Hate crime score: 32 out of 40 Discrimination score: 21 out of 40 Gay rights score: 0 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 0.7 (9 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 18.7 (32 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 41% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 72%

16, Louisiana Tolerance score: 59 out of 100 Hate crime score: 34 out of 40 Discrimination score: 19 out of 40 Gay rights score: 0 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 0.5 (6 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 14.8 (25 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 36% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 70%

17, New York Tolerance score: 59 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 27 out of 40 Gay rights score: 6 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 3.3 (35 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 17.8 (31 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 58% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 77%

18, Massachusetts Tolerance score: 59 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 23 out of 40 Gay rights score: 10 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 5.1 (43 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 21.1 (37 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 62% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 79%

19, West Virginia Tolerance score: 58 out of 100 Hate crime score: 24 out of 40 Discrimination score: 26 out of 40 Gay rights score: 2 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 1.4 (13 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 12.6 (18 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 41% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 70%

20, Nevada Tolerance score: 58 out of 100 Hate crime score: 25 out of 40 Discrimination score: 23 out of 40 Gay rights score: 2 out of 10 Religious Tolerance Score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents: 2.1 (23 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents: 15.9 (27 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage: 50% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life: 73%

21, Montana Tolerance score: 58 out of 100 Hate crime score: 15 out of 40 Discrimination score: 36 out of 40 Gay rights score: 1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.9 (30 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 8.7 (3 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 45% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 63%

22, Rhode Island Tolerance score: 57 out of 100 Hate crime score: 22 out of 40 Discrimination score: 22 out of 40 Gay rights score: 5 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.4 (37 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 24.4 (45 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 60% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 73%

23, Alaska Tolerance score: 56 out of 100 Hate crime score: 13 out of 40 Discrimination score: 34 out of 40 Gay rights score: 1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.1 (31 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 9.3 (6 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 45% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 77%

24, Washington Tolerance score: 56 out of 100 Hate crime score: 22 out of 40 Discrimination score: 22 out of 40 Gay rights score: 6 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.1 (32 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 20.6 (36 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 54% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 68%

25, Vermont Tolerance score: 56 out of 100 Hate crime score: 16 out of 40 Discrimination score: 22 out of 40 Gay rights score: 10 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 4.0 (39 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 21.7 (39 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 59% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 79%

26, Oregon Tolerance score: 56 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 28 out of 40 Gay rights score: 4 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 5.5 (45 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 12.9 (20 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 52% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 70%

27, Maine Tolerance score: 55 out of 100 Hate crime score: 19 out of 40 Discrimination score: 19 out of 40 Gay rights score: 7 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 10 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.8 (38 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 22.5 (40 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 55% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 82%

28, Delaware Tolerance score: 53 out of 100 Hate crime score: 13 out of 40 Discrimination score: 28 out of 40 Gay rights score: 4 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 4.2 (40 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 15.8 (26 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 50% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 71%

29, Texas Tolerance score: 52 out of 100 Hate crime score: 32 out of 40 Discrimination score: 15 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 0.7 (8 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 18.8 (34 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 35% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 65%

30, Michigan Tolerance score: 52 out of 100 Hate crime score: 21 out of 40 Discrimination score: 22 out of 40 Gay rights score: 1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.2 (34 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 21.2 (38 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 46% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 72%

31, Colorado Tolerance score: 52 out of 100 Hate crime score: 16 out of 40 Discrimination score: 26 out of 40 Gay rights score: 2 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 4.2 (41 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 10.3 (8 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 52% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 72%

32, Georgia Tolerance score: 50 out of 100 Hate crime score: 24 out of 40 Discrimination score: 21 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 0.1 (2 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 12.5 (17 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 34% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 63%

33, Indiana Tolerance score: 49 out of 100 Hate crime score: 18 out of 40 Discrimination score: 21 out of 40 Gay rights score: 2 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 1.5 (14 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 16.4 (29 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 37% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 73%

34, Tennessee Tolerance score: 49 out of 100 Hate crime score: 21 out of 40 Discrimination score: 23 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.7 (26 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 13.8 (23 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 31% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 63%

35, Oklahoma Tolerance score: 48 out of 100 Hate crime score: 25 out of 40 Discrimination score: 18 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 1.6 (17 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 13.8 (22 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 26% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 65%

36, South Carolina Tolerance score: 48 out of 100 Hate crime score: 13 out of 40 Discrimination score: 30 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.7 (27 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 10.6 (9 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 32% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 61%

37, Missouri Tolerance score: 47 out of 100 Hate crime score: 24 out of 40 Discrimination score: 15 out of 40 Gay rights score: 0 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.1 (22 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 29.4 (46 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 37% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 73%

38, Mississippi Tolerance score: 46 out of 100 Hate crime score: 27 out of 40 Discrimination score: 16 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 4 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 0.2 (3 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 11.6 (11 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 27% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 59%

39, South Dakota Tolerance score: 46 out of 100 Hate crime score: 10 out of 40 Discrimination score: 28 out of 40 Gay rights score: 0 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 5.8 (48 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 9.4 (7 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 38% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 79%

40, Alabama Tolerance score: 44 out of 100 Hate crime score: 26 out of 40 Discrimination score: 15 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 4 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 0.3 (4 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 12.8 (19 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 26% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 59%

41, Kentucky Tolerance score: 43 out of 100 Hate crime score: 14 out of 40 Discrimination score: 24 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 4.7 (42 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 13.4 (21 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 31% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 69%

42, North Dakota Tolerance score: 42 out of 100 Hate crime score: 16 out of 40 Discrimination score: 18 out of 40 Gay rights score: 0 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.3 (25 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 32.8 (47 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 38% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 79%

43, Arizona Tolerance score: 42 out of 100 Hate crime score: 20 out of 40 Discrimination score: 15 out of 40 Gay rights score: 1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.4 (36 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 18.7 (33 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 48% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 64%

44, Utah Tolerance score: 41 out of 100 Hate crime score: 16 out of 40 Discrimination score: 24 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 2 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 1.7 (18 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 11.8 (12 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 22% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 45%

45, Idaho Tolerance score: 41 out of 100 Hate crime score: 22 out of 40 Discrimination score: 16 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 4 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.3 (24 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 23.9 (42 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 33% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 60%

46, Ohio Tolerance score: 40 out of 100 Hate crime score: 15 out of 40 Discrimination score: 16 out of 40 Gay rights score: 1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 3.1 (33 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 24.2 (44 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 45% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 76%

47, Nebraska Tolerance score: 40 out of 100 Hate crime score: 17 out of 40 Discrimination score: 16 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 5.1 (44 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 38.8 (49 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 35% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 78%

48, Kansas Tolerance score: 38 out of 100 Hate crime score: 12 out of 40 Discrimination score: 18 out of 40 Gay rights score: 0 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 8 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 5.6 (46 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 23.0 (41 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 37% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 71%

49, Arkansas Tolerance score: 37 out of 100 Hate crime score: 15 out of 40 Discrimination score: 17 out of 40 Gay rights score: -1 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 2.7 (28 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 23.9 (43 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 29% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 63%

50, Wyoming Tolerance score: 32 out of 100 Hate crime score: 16 out of 40 Discrimination score: 8 out of 40 Gay rights score: 2 out of 10 Religious Tolerance score: 6 out of 10 Hate crime incidents per 100,000 residents:: 1.5 (15 out of 50 states) Discrimination cases filed per 100,000 residents:: 201.9 (50 out of 50 states) Population in support of same-sex marriage:: 37% Population that believes many religions lead to eternal life:: 63%