A whopping 74 per cent of Indians believe that India is moving on the right track while 46 per cent people see terrorism as the biggest threat, according to a recent poll.
The poll conducted by Ipsos MORI, a market research firm, focussed on finding out “What Worries the World”.
The online survey was conducted among adults aged under 65 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.
According to the survey, a majority of people (around 61 per cent) in these 25 countries feel that things in their country are moving in the wrong direction.
Interestingly, most pessimistic are Mexico and France, 89 per cent of whom think things are going wrong, and Brazil (84 per cent).
The survey reveals that the most optimistic are fast-growing economies, such as China, where 90 per cent say things are headed in the right direction, Saudi Arabia (75 per cent), and India (74 per cent).
The poll also offers some explanation about the recent trends in politics (Brexit, victory of Donald Trump) that have defied the conventional wisdom and confounded experts.
For instance, majority of the adults in Britain and America said they were worried over issues like immigration and terrorism.
In what appeared to be a bad news for Angela Merkel who will be running for her fourth term as Chancellor next year, most of the Germans expressed their worry over the country’s immigration policy.