Unemployment, coronavirus and graft, top worries of Urban Indians in January 2022: Ipsos What Worries the World Global Monthly Survey

Unemployment, coronavirus and graft, top worries of Urban Indians in January 2022: Ipsos What Worries the World Global Monthly Survey; Worry around unemployment recedes though & Coronavirus increases; Coronavirus, poverty & social inequality and unemployment top global worries

Ipsos What Worries the World global monthly survey

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Unemployment, Coronavirus and Financial & political corruption are the top worries of Urban Indians in January 2022! Notably while Unemployment and Coronavirus are neck-to-neck in worry levels, as compared to the previous month, worry around Unemployment has receded by 3%, while worry around coronavirus has surged by 8%.

 

These are the findings of the Ipsos What Worries the World monthly survey conducted among 19,486 adults in 28 markets of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. 

 

Worries of Urban Indians Vs Global Citizens 

 

The top worries of Urban Indians versus global citizens were the same, but not in the same order.

 

India’s top worries                             Dec ‘21

Top World Worries                             Dec ‘21

Unemployment

38%

-3%

Coronavirus

35%

+3

Coronavirus

37%

+8%

Poverty & social inequality

31%

=

Financial/ Political Corruption

33%

+4%

Unemployment

28%

+1

Poverty & social inequality

23%

-2%

Financial/ Political Corruption

27%

-1

Crime & violence 

22%

-3%

Crime & violence 

26%

-1

 

Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India, elaborating on the findings, said, “Ipsos What Worries the World Global monthly survey highlights top issues that bother the citizens in their respective markets. In India the top 2 worries are of Unemployment and Coronavirus. While the job market has been looking up and our survey too reflects a 3% dip in worry levels around jobs, but with the Omicron variant infection seeing a significant surge in certain cities, we see worry around the coronavirus too increasing by 8% over the previous month. Even worry around graft is seeing a 4% spike over last month. Poverty and Crime emerged the other top worries. Govt will need to continue addressing these worries on priority, as these issues continue to bog down citizens.”     

India remains 2nd most Optimistic Market among 28 markets

 Interestingly, the survey shows, India continues to be the 2nd most optimistic market among 28 markets, with at least 71% urban citizens believing India is moving in the right direction. Saudi Arabia held on to the pole position as the most optimistic market with 81% citizens believing their country is moving in the right direction. Global citizens on the contrary were highly pessimistic with 63% believing their country is on wrong track.

The most pessimistic markets were of Peru (84%), Colombia (82%) and Argentina (81%) – their citizens felt their country is on wrong track.

“Optimism and resilience are the hallmark traits of Indians across strata of society, so this does not come as a surprise,” added Adarkar.    

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  • Madhurima Bhatia Media Relations and Content lead

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