I think it's a case by case situation. Where I live it's filled with people who say they aren't prejudiced towards certain races or that they have no problems with certain sexualities. However it's easy to see through the facade. Yet if you go out about two towns from mine it seems fine. We're a very large country though and that mean we have pockets of ignorance and pockets of intelligent people who aren't bigots.
Can't wait till I get into a position to move away from my current location.