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India most ignorant nation of the world: survey

India has once again clinched the dubious honour of being ‘most ignorant nation’ of the world, according to the Ipsos Perils of Perception Survey.

In a survey conducted this year, India is ranked right at the very top, which “highlights how wrong the public across 40 countries are about key global issues and features of the population in their country.”

Also in 2015, India was adjudged the second-worst performer on the survey’s “Index of Ignorance.”

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Published by the Quartz, Ipsos MORI, a British market research firm, conducted 27,250 interviews between September and November this year to assess the state of the world’s great uninformed masses.

“Across all 40 countries in the study, each population gets a lot wrong. We are often most incorrect on factors that are widely discussed in the media, such as the proportion of our population that are Muslims and wealth inequality,” said Bobby Duffy, managing director of the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, “We know from previous studies that this is partly because we over-estimate what we worry about.”

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