New Delhi: According to the December 2020 round of the Ipsos What Worries the World monthly survey, at least 64% of urban Indians believe India is moving in the right direction. Global citizens, on the contrary, have at least 62% believing their country is on the wrong track.
Which are the most optimistic markets?
Saudi Arabia is at the top with at least 86% of citizens believing their country is moving in the right direction. India and Australia are tied at the 2nd spot with 64% of citizens believing their country is on the right track.
The most pessimistic markets were those of Poland (82%), South Africa (80%), and France (79%) – with most citizens believing their country is on the wrong track.
Top issues – global and in India
Commenting on the results, Ipsos India’s CEO, Amit Adarkar said: “Despite the niggling issues, Indians have shown resilience and trudged forward without letting the spirits down. Optimism is the basic fabric of the culture which instills the fighting spirit in spite of the pandemic and the slowdown and job losses – the chips may have been down, but not the spirits,” says Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India.
This 27-country Global Advisor survey was conducted between November 20th – December 4th, 2020 via the Ipsos Online Panel system among 20,086 adults aged 18-74 in Canada, Israel, Malaysia, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States, and 16-74 in all 21 other countries.
The sample consists of approximately 1000+ individuals in each of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the US, and approximately 500+ individuals in each of Argentina, Chile, Hungary, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey.
The samples in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the US can be taken as representative of these countries’ general adult population under the age of 75.
The samples in Brazil, Chile, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Turkey are more urban, more educated, and/or more affluent than the general population. The survey results for these markets should be viewed as reflecting the views of the more “connected” segment of these populations.
Weighting has been employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to the most recent census data.
The precision of Ipsos online polls is calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points and of 500 accurate to +/- 5.0 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit the Ipsos website.