Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Third of Indians 'Suffering': Gallup

A third of all Indian adults say they are “suffering” because of poor quality of life, according to a survey by Gallup.

The study – part of Gallup’s global Financial Wellbeing Index – reveals that the number of people “suffering” has risen from 24% of India’s population to more than 31% over the past 12 months.

What’s more, whilst the number of Indians who say they did not have enough money for food dropped from 35% in 2006 to 13% in 2012, only about 13% are optimistic enough to consider themselves “thriving”. 

Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman and CEO says, "These are worrying numbers that any leader should be deeply concerned with."

India’s overall score of 29 on the Index suggests that in spite of the country's growing economic clout, large parts of the population are struggling at the individual and communal level.

Whilst the figure is on par with the world median, it is lower than that for Asia, which stands at 38, and substantially lower than the score of 42 in China.

The survey collated the responses of more than 5000 respondents over a three-month period, classifying them as “thriving”, “struggling” or “suffering”.

- UKAsian Staff


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