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17% Indians have no worries at all!

Strategist Team | February 21, 2006

Shops running out of stuff before we can buy them. Now that sounds like something worth worrying about. Indians are so busy shopping and saving, they don't seem to have the time for fear.

According to the ACNielsen Asia Pacific Consumer Confidence Survey, 17 per cent Indians have no worries at all. Nobody is fretting about war. And even spiralling crime rates don't bother more than 12 per cent.

Sure, the big concerns remain: the economy (39 per cent), health (33 per cent) and job security (31 per cent) still top the list. But people don't seem to be staying up nights agonising about the Budget or their blood pressure.

Remember, this is the same group where 92 per cent are looking forward to improved employment prospects and 87 per cent are bullish about their personal finances in the coming year.

The rest of Asia Pacific seems to share their optimism. More than half the region's respondents have lines on their foreheads because of the economy - globally, that figure stands at 45 per cent - but seem relatively untouched by the thought of civil unrest.

Political stability, terrorism, crime and other concerns all worry less than 20 per cent of Apac respondents (terrorism is still a cause for concern with 27 per cent Indians).

South east Asia in particular is very concerned about the economy; 74 per cent Thais and Indonesians cite it as a major concern and the average for the region is a high 57 per cent. In comparison, Australia and India appear almost blasť: just 36 and 39 per cent worry about the economy in these countries.

The pessimism of South Koreans is most apprarent in their worries about the job market: half the respondents cited job security as a major concern for the next six months.

That fits in with another statistic the survey threw up: 87 per cent South Koreans are pessimistic about employment prospects in the coming 12 months.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: why not to be among 17% people?

I do agree that few percentage of people are living without worries because they have money,time to enjoy that money and have financial security. I ...

Posted by sandeep

Sub: All rubbish

This whole concept is rubbish. Only politicians and rowdies like police/govt officials etc are happy in india. ask a doctor how happy he is!!! Regards ...

Posted by Naveen

Sub: worrying indians

Whatever religion an indian may follow, his ancestors must have come from the original human stock who believed in 'as you do, so you reap'. ...

Posted by sankaranarayanan

Sub: then it is like this

so I think only 17% of bachelors are there rest all got married

Posted by saju sadanand

Sub: No tension

i am with those 17 % of people with no worry we have such a beautiful country i do accept we have problems but over ...

Posted by Harish Batra



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