An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Indian Youth are the Happiest in the World but Still want to Emigrate!??!!!

India is a crazy land!! The youth in India is the most excited about the opportunities there as one of the surveys said.. and so you would assume the urge to leave the country would be the least.. right? WRONG!! The youth in Delhi is the most motivated to emigrate of the major cities that were surveyed recently by BBC in their Generation Next series!

I dont know about you.. but I find that hard to reconcile this!

On the question of immigration, 79% thought that people should be able to live in whichever country they chose and 64% said that they would emigrate to secure a better future.

The proportion of respondents that would emigrate to secure a better future was highest in Nairobi (81%) and Delhi (81%).

In Baghdad, 50% of the sample said they would not emigrate – the biggest negative response of all 10 cities.

And what are the major issues facing the world right now? Here is what the youth in different cities think:

In New York, 61% thought immigrants should integrate, with only 11% saying they should keep apart. In Delhi, the figures were just 11% for integration and 81% for keeping apart.

When asked which was the most important issue globally right now, 36% of the respondents listed terrorism.

The issue caused most concern in New Delhi (66%), New York (63%) and Baghdad (59%).

And an overwhelming majority, 71%, said that the so-called US war on terror was not making the world a safer place. Just 14% of respondents disagreed.

Ninety-eight percent of Baghdadi respondents said the war on terror was not making the world a safer place.

This negative attitude was echoed in Rio de Janeiro where 92% felt the same.

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