Corruption, Unemployment Biggest Worries for Indians, Says Survey

A recent global survey by Ipsos has termed political and financial corruption as the biggest cause of worry for Indians.


Financial and political corruption and unemployment are the two biggest issues worrying the Indians most. A recent global survey has shown that among the 17 issues, Indians were worried about these two the most.

However, Indians are third among the nations that think that their country is heading in the right direction. 67% of the Indians surveyed have said that they feel the country is going in the right direction. India followed China (92 %) and Saudi Arabia (78 %) in the list of the nations showing confidence in the direction of their country.

The latest survey titled “What Worries the World,” by global market research and consulting firm Ipsos MORI, says that top most four concerns in the world are financial/political corruption (34 %), unemployment (33 %), poverty/social inequality (33 %) and crime/violence (31 %).

Respondents were asked the question “Which three of the following topics do you find the most worrying in your country?” Other than the above-mentioned topics, they had to choose among other issues like healthcare, inflation, terrorism, climate change and so on.

The global poll said that 44% of the Indians surveyed have admitted that corruption was their biggest worry in India. Same %age of people marked unemployment as their biggest worry.

After these two top issues, came crime/violence (33 %), poverty/social inequality (31%) and terrorism (21 %).

Of the countries surveyed, the biggest issue that was bothering people was corruption, with a total 34 % of the respondents marking it as their top worry. It was followed by unemployment and poverty/social inequality (33 % each). Crime and violence worried total 31 % of the global respondents.

“What Worries the World” is a monthly online survey of adults aged under 65 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

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