New Delhi: According to the latest report of the Ipsos What Worries the World global monthly survey, at least 4 in 10 urban Indians (40%) are worried about Unemployment. For 1 in 3 global citizens (34%) the top worry is Inflation. Ipsos What worries the world survey tracks public opinion on the most important social and political issues across 27 countries. The survey highlights top concerns around the world alongside whether people think things in their country are heading in the right or wrong direction.
“The pandemic was brutal in creating job losses in formal as well as informal sectors due to the shutdowns and mobility restrictions. And while India is on the rebound, consumer sentiment has become subdued during last 2-3 months. Aggressive recruitments in new age companies/ start-ups have slowed down, with renewed job losses being observed in recent times. It is interesting that Indian netizens buck the global trend of inflation being the top worry by calling out unemployment worries as their top concern. The silver lining is that India still remains one of the most optimistic countries around the world,” said Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India.
India 2nd most optimistic market; most global markets are pessimistic
India is the 2nd most optimistic market with 3 in 4 believing (75%), India is moving in the right direction. Most global markets are pessimistic with at least 2 in 3 global citizens (65%) believing their country is on wrong track. Saudi Arabia is the most upbeat at 93%, while Peru is most downbeat at 91%.
Markets most impacted by Inflation
The markets most impacted by inflation were Argentina (66%), Poland (60%) and Turkey (55%). India had 20% worrying about inflation.