According to IPSOS Survey:
- Majority of Indians worries about terrorism, jobs and corruption
- 73% of Indians are optimistic that the nation is headed in the right direction.
- While 22 out of 28 countries think that their nation is on the wrong track.
- Terrorism does not even feature in the top five global concerns.
- 34% of the global population worries about political corruption, followed by Unemployment (33%), Crime & Violence (31%) and Healthcare (24%).
As the nation today went the second phase of 2019 general election, a new global survey called ‘What Worries the World’, reveals that Indians are most worried about terrorism followed by unemployment and corruption.
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The global market research firm IPSOS’s ‘What Worries the World’ is a monthly online survey of adults aged under 65 in 28 countries including India, China, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
According to the survey “at least 73% of Indians are optimistic that the nation is headed in the right direction while, 22 out of 28 countries think that their nation is on the wrong track.
With South Africa (77%), France (77%), Spain (76%), Turkey (74%) and Belgium (74%) recording the greatest levels of apprehension. There are, however, wide-ranging disparities in scores across the globe.
On the other hand, the global list of issues across the 28 markets surveyed is quite different in order. Financial and political corruption, poverty and social inequality stands at the top followed by unemployment, crime and violence, and healthcare.
The “What Worries the World Global Survey” by global market research firm Ipsos showed that 45% of Indians are most worried about terrorism, 44% about unemployment and jobs and 42% about financial and political corruption. Apart from these issues, a significant number of Indians are also concerned about crime and violence with 33% and poverty and social inequality at 29%.
“Pulwama terror strike has propelled terrorism to the fore. It was way down in the pecking order in the past waves. Terrorism is bothering Indians the most. “Likewise, lack of jobs is weighing on the minds of Indians and government needs to take the bull by the horns and actively needs to address job creation and tighten its stranglehold on terrorism,” said Parijat Chakraborty, Service Line Leader, Ipsos Public Affairs, Customer Experience and Corporate Reputation.
However, terrorism does not even feature in the top five global concerns. According to the survey 34% of the global population worries about political corruption and social inequality, followed by Unemployment (33%), Crime & Violence (31%) and Healthcare (24%).
China (94%) inspires the most confidence about its national direction. More than 9 in 10 Chinese citizens say that China is moving in the right direction. Saudi Arabia (84%) is once more in second place followed by India (73%) and Malaysia (57%).
India and Sweden are the nations with the greatest month on month increase in positive sentiment of all 28 countries, with both reporting an 8-point increase in those seeing the nations as heading in the right direction.
Outstanding rises in citizens considering their country as headed in the right direction are also seen in China (94%) and Hungary (28%) – both reporting a 6-point increase.
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Similarly, South African, French, Spanish, Turkish and Belgian nationals have the greatest apprehension about the direction of their own country. Just 23% of South African and French citizens consider their nations to be heading in the right direction, followed by 24% in Spain and 26% in both Turkey and Belgium.
Mexico (56%) has seen the biggest fall in optimism with a reduction of 12% from a positive sentiment spike reported last month (68%).There are also 6-point falls in both Italy and Canada.
The survey was conducted in 28 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. 20,019 interviews were conducted from February 22nd, 2018 to March 8th, 2019 among adults aged 18-64 in Canada, Israel and the US, and adults aged 16-64 in all other countries.