Financial/ political corruption, crime & violence, poverty & social inequality & climate change are the other top issues perturbing Indians
India bucks global trend of pessimism – 69% urban Indians feel India is on the right track (61% global citizens feel their country is on wrong track)
New Delhi: According to the latest report (November edition) of the Ipsos What Worries the World, survey, at least 46% of urban Indians polled are most worried about Unemployment or joblessness and it has seen a further surge of 3% in November (when the survey was conducted) from the previous round of October.
The survey shows that some of the other issues worrying Indians include financial and political corruption, crime and violence, poverty and social inequality and climate change. And the concern has further exacerbated over the previous month, for most issues.
And what worries global citizens?
Poverty and Social Inequality sits at the top of their worries. Followed by Unemployment, Crime and Violence, Financial and Political Corruption and Healthcare.
“Government will need to put a greater emphasis on job creation as lack of jobs continue to bother urban Indians, as more youngsters keep getting added to the job market. Also, tighter controls are needed to address other niggling issues,” said Parijat Chakraborty, Country Service Line Leader, Public Affairs & Corporate Reputation, Ipsos India.
Urban Indians buck global trend of pessimism.
Worries notwithstanding, majority of the urban Indians polled (69%) said that they are optimistic about the direction in which India is headed. Though we see a minor drop of 1% over the previous round. Global citizens on the contrary, were seen to be highly pessimistic about the future, with 61% of those polled saying their country is on the wrong track.
“Urban connected Indians from large cities continue to hold onto their classical optimism, unlike their global counterparts – the factors worrying the countries seem to have not impacted them as yet,” added Chakraborty.
The survey is conducted monthly in 28 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system.