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Indians most worried about terrorism, jobs and corruption: Survey

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indians are most worried about terrorism, unemployment, and financial and political corruption, even as at least 73 per cent of the countrymen are optimistic that the nation is headed in the right direction, according to a survey.

The Ipsos' 'What Worries the World Global Survey' observed that worries notwithstanding, bucks the global trend of pessimism where 22 countries out of the 28 nations covered feel their country is on the wrong track.

On the other hand, the global list of issues across the 28 markets surveyed is quite different in order, with financial and political and poverty and social inequality tied at the top spot being the prime concerns, followed by unemployment, crime and violence, and

"Pulwama terror strike has propelled to the fore. It was way down in the pecking order in the past waves. 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, Public Affairs, Customer Experience and Corporate Reputation.

inspires the most confidence about its national direction with at least nine in 10 Chinese citizens saying that their country is moving in the right direction. is in second place, followed by and

On the other hand, the top-five nations where citizens are most apprehensive about the course their country is taking were South Africa, France, Spain, and

'What Worries the World' is a of adults aged under 65 in 28 countries including India, China, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 19:55 IST
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