How perceptive are Indians? Not very. Ipsos MORI’s latest version of the Perils of Perception survey (2015) highlights how wrong the public across 33 countries are about some key issues and features of the population in their country. The gap between perception and reality shown as 'Index of Ignorance' paints India in poor light. Among the countries surveyed, India exhibits the second largest 'perception - reality gap'.
|The Ipsos 'Index of Ignorance' table|
|28||South Korea||Most accurate|
Indians think 41% of us are obese / overweight whereas the reality is 30%
We think 21% of us are immigrants though only 0.4% is.
We opine that 33% of us are atheist / agnostic / non-religious, but the actual figure is as low as 0.1%
Average age of Indians is 27 whereas we think it is 49.
The most surprising finding is that we assume 60% of homes are connected to the net whereas in reality it is only 19%
What does all this mean? Is it an indication that we are very creative?