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Ipsos What Worries The World Global Monthly Survey

Survey shows that worries notwithstanding, India continues to be the 2nd most optimistic market among 27 markets, with 3 in 4 urban citizens believing, India is moving in the right direction

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The June Report of Ipsos What Worries the World global survey shows urban Indians are most worried about Unemployment. While the global citizens were found to be deeply concerned about Inflation.

Ipsos What Worries the World survey tracks public opinion on the most important social and political issues across the 27 markets including India among 19,000 adults. The report also covers whether people think things in their country are headed in the right or wrong direction.

Further, the survey shows that worries notwithstanding, India continues to be the 2nd most optimistic market among 27 markets, with 3 in 4 urban citizens believing, India is moving in the right direction. Most global citizens were found to be pessimistic with at least 64% of those polled believing their country is on wrong track. Saudi Arabia once again emerged as the most upbeat market with at least 96% of citizens (those polled) showing confidence in the direction in which their country was headed. Peru (8%) emerged most downbeat with such a small number showing confidence in the future prospects of the country.

“Unemployment is definitely a major issue that has not only emerged at the top now but has been surfacing time and again on What Worries the World monthly survey. The fact of the matter is that the prolonged pandemic has compounded the problem. With job losses due to shutdowns and some establishments trimming their workforce to offset the impact of the pandemic and job creation has not matched the demand. With the rebound, we are seeing the job market to look up. Agnipath Recruitment Scheme is another step by the govt to channel the youth to training and providing opportunities. MGNREGA is another scheme that has been going on for some time. More steps are needed to address this issue,” Amit Adarkar, CEO of Ipsos India, said.

Top worries of global citizens and urban Indians

Inflation (21%) 

What Worries Global Citizens
What Worries Urban Indians
1,.
Inflation (37%)
Unemployment (34%)
2.
Poverty & social inequality (31%)
Financial/ political corruption (26%)
3.
Unemployment (28%)
Poverty and social inequality (25%)
4.
Crime & violence (27%)
Spotlight on Climate Change (23%)
5.
Financial/ political corruption (24%)
Crime & violence (22%)
6.
Healthcare (20%)
7.
Taxes (18%)
Spotlight on coronavirus (19%)


“The government has taken adequate steps to bring the inflation under control by reducing excise duties on fuel prices, for instance, hence Inflation is not among our top 3 or even 5 worries, unlike for our global counterparts. But top worries by countries inform governments on what is weighing on the minds of their citizens, month after month and they should be addressed,” added Adarkar.


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