According to the June wave of the Ipsos What Worries the World global monthly survey, at least 57% urban Indians believe the country is moving in right direction. Though 4 in 10 urban Indians continue to believe the country is on wrong track. But there is improvement from May 2021 and interestingly, India is 3rd in pecking order in optimism after Saudi Arabia (90%) and Australia (59%).
Global citizens on the contrary have only 37% believing their country is moving in the right direction. 63% global citizens believe their country is on wrong track.
“How May 2021 unfolded with a sudden spurt in infections with the healthcare industry crumbling under pressure was nightmarish for the country. Now the infrastructure and systems have stabilized, and the country is easing restrictions, and which is reflecting in the mood of citizens. We still have Delta looming large globally and will need to tread with extreme caution, by increasing vaccination for herd immunity and following the SOPs,” says Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India.
What Worries Indians & global citizens
Top worries of urban Indians in June were – COVID 19 (62%), unemployment & jobs (44%), healthcare (30%) and financial and political corruption (30%). Other worries included poverty and social inequality (22%) and education (21%).
“COVID 19 continues to be the biggest worry of majority of urban Indians and close on the heels is unemployment or lack of jobs. Govt. will need to focus on these two by increasing the vaccination drive and also providing impetus to job creation,“ added Adarkar.
Global citizens’ worries included COVID19 (36%), unemployment (34%), poverty and social inequality (32%), financial and political corruption (30%) and crime and violence (26%).
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