Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?
It is a traditional country, - Aug 2017
Slovaks are very tolerant. I never felt there were issues for any groups. - Jun 2017
Women are in many traditionally male professions, due to socialist equality past. Slovaks are scared of Islam or anything too different than Catholicism. - Feb 2017
Slovakia is very nationalistic -- so there are biases against anyone who does not look like they "fit in." There have been protests against refugees and the Roma are discriminated against. - Sep 2016
Slovakia is fairly homogenous, so there is some opposition to immigration from countries outside Europe, but my impression is that people from other countries/cultures are not unhappy here. - Jun 2015
Unfortunately, yes. Many Slovaks have yet to outgrow their traditional intolerance of people of any color other than white, despite the fact that Catholicism dominates the religious scene. - Dec 2009
Religious: no problem, gender: it is a man’s world. Race is an entirely different issue. This is the one downside of this post. If you are black or almost any other non-white I would not recommend going to Bratislava. There are skinheads and every form of racist you can think of. Generally they mind their own business and never seem to bother anyone that is not a minority, and you will see police walking behind them when there is a group. But they are there and they will attack a lone person if the opportunity presents itself; it did happen while I was there on several occasions. - Apr 2010