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8 Things Indians Worry About

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 12:34 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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Bangalore: Corruption and financial or political scandals are the biggest worries for 71 percent Indians, revealed a global poll by Ipsos. The Ipsos poll was conducted among 18,687 global citizens in 24 Countries to assess the most worrying issues, direction and satisfaction in their country.

Terrorism is the second biggest worry (38 percent), followed by Crime and Violence (34 percent), Poverty and Social Inequality (31 percent), Unemployment and jobs (28 percent), high tax rate (15 percent) and healthcare and education both (14 percent).

Biswarup Banerjee, Head Marketing Communications, Ipsos India said “India has been rocked lately by a series of corruption scandals that have embarrassed the government, rattled markets and delayed reform bills as the opposition stalled parliament and government was busy tackling agitation for strong anti-corruption Citizens Ombudsmen ‘Jan Lokpal’ bill lead by Anna Hazare.”

Banerjee added that “The country, 87th in Transparency International's rankings based on perceived levels of corruption, is no stranger to scandals, thus it is not a surprise to see Indians are most worried about corruption and financial or political scandals.”

The poll revealed that only 45 percent Indians believe that things in India are heading in the right direction currently, which is a big drop of 27 points from a year back when the Indian economy was registering healthy growth in spite of global slowdown. Even satisfaction level with how things are going in the country has declined to 44 percent from 71 percent a year back, a significant drop of 27 points.

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Reader's comments(5)
1: I agree with observations made in the concluding para. India is being completely being taken over by Mafia from all sections of society ganging up against the helpless common man. We can only pray for our survival.
Posted by:Piyush - 16 Mar, 2012
2: Reaserach is Crap , people are just worry to make money so that then can fight with poverty (Garibi and basic needs) , nothing else is biggest concern with 90% of population ..this whole research is not more than shit , go and do the research in rural area , even in metro who show that they are concerned abot terrorism , tax , corruption , it wont be there, we are are root cause for this , so called bechare janata ....No poltician and neta are cause of all these small issue ..we let them do it they grow within us ..they are our part , if we sow seed of all these stuff what we aspect ...????? please see your self before pointing someone else ..its very easy to put own weakness on the head of others ... For every thing Indian population and mentality is responsible .....Jan lok pall bill or any bill will not help out , inner will power to be true towards self is only way ....tell me who have time to think about Tax , curreption and other thing , here 50% people are unable to feed them self 3 time a day .....jai janta , jai bharat , jai hooo ....ladte raho , karte raho research ,,kabhi des ke naam , pe kabhi corruption ke naam se , Kisne banaya hai boundary , kise chaiye , states , country ,, these are the biggest root cause to exploite humanity for entairnment and having sence of feeling that we are doing someting great.....
Posted by:Ashu - 15 Mar, 2012
3: corruption is relly a worried matter in most of the country . we need a strong janlokpal bill against corruption . and i think we all need a morale which prevent or give power to fight against corruption.
Posted by:mandeep arya - 14 Mar, 2012
4: Our country is progressing fast in spite of large amount of corruption in all fields of life.There must be a crusade against corruption. For that we ourselves should behave in such a way that we will not be a prey for corruption and we will not get any thing done by corruption.
Posted by:K C FRANCIS - 14 Mar, 2012
5: corruption has always been the biggest issue in our country.
Posted by:ram - 14 Mar, 2012