Indians Appear As Least Trusted Among World's Top Economies

By siliconindia   |   Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 14:27 Hrs
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BANGALORE: India, which for years was an economic success story, has been suffering from a slowdown since 2011. In addition to a growth slowdown and near currency crisis, the country has yet another issue that has caught huge attention: a lack of trust in Indians as well as its firms among international markets, reports Kounteya Sinha of TNN.



To further add on to its woos, India has also emerged as the least attractive destination along with South Korea and Russia in criteria’s such as culture, people, arts, language, night life and education.



According to the British Council survey, over 6,000 people aged 18-34 years in Brazil, China, India, UK, U.S. and Germany were asked two questions—which of the following countries do you find most attractive for making personal contacts and friendships, and which three of the following countries do you find most attractive as a country whose people can be trusted?



Shockingly, in the above survey Indians emerged right at the bottom of the list with only 6 percent rating in the two mentioned criteria—trust worthy and worth making friends with.
Out of the other countries, Americans received the highest number of votes with 49 percent followed by UK 39 percent, Canada 37 percent, Australia 36 percent, France and Germany 25 percent and finally with Italy with 22 percent respectively. The interesting fact among the voting is that out of the 6,000 voters, 1,006 were from India.



The survey further revealed that when it comes to making friends the youngsters preferred Japan with 21 percent, Spain 18 percent and Brazil 10 percent. China, Russia, South Korea and Mexico were all tied with 8 percent in these two criteria’s.



When the respondents were asked to make their voting on countries according to the trust factor, India was joined by Mexico right at the bottom with 7 percent by saying they can be trusted. Similarly, when the survey asked the youngsters which country was the most attractive for making personal contacts, U.S. emerged right on top with 62 percent of the votes going by its way.



Out of the all, the youngsters voted Canada as the most trusted country with 42 percent votes, followed by the U.S. with only 36 percent of the votes, which was further bad news for India.
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