India is world’s second most ignorant nation : Survey

BACKignoAccording to a survey conducted by London based market research firm Ipsos MORI, India has the dubious rank of being second most ignorant nation in the world after Mexico.

The survey polled 25,000 people from 33 countries and found a lot of major issues are underestimated, and Mexico and India are the most inaccurate in their perceptions on those issues, while South Koreans are the most accurate, followed by the Irish.

The rankings were based on the ‘Index of Ignorance’ that was determined by questions on wealth, obesity, non-religious populations, immigration, female employment, rural living and Internet access.

Most Indians ‘underestimate’ how much of their country’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of the top 1 percent who incidentally actually own 70 percent of all wealth.

India was also low on the list of nations that overestimate representation by women in politics. The others that thought likewise were Columbia, Russia and Brazil.