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Top Most Ignorant Countries Of The World

Most Ignorant Countries of The World

Nothing in the entire world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity said Martin Luther King, Jr. In September-November 2016, a survey was made listing the top most ignorant countries in the world.

Index of Ignorance 2016 released by Ipsos MOR was made on the basis of result of a survey which comprises of the interviews of 27,250 people belonging to 40 respective countries. The people interviewed were aged 16 to 64.500-1000 people were questioned about their society regarding their countries’ population, home ownership, health care spending and the ratio of Muslim population in the country. The results conducted were then compiled to create the index.

Everyone expected that the economic status of the country would be the most bearing feature but it was not the case.

To everyone’s surprise, The United States of America, being the richest country of the world was ranked amongst the top most ignorant countries of the world, even below many undeveloped countries.

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth”, John Adams.

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Malaysia however, not considered as a completely developed country was in the top least ignorant countries list.

Here is the list showing the most to the least ignorant countries with India leading the index.

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Taiwan
  4. South Africa
  5. USA, Brazil
  6. Thailand
  7. Singapore
  8. Turkey
  9. Indonesia
  10. Mexico
  11. Canada
  12. Montenegro
  13. Russia, Serbia
  14. Philippines
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Israel
  17. Denmark
  18. Argentina
  19. France
  20. Vietnam
  21. Peru
  22. Spain
  23. Chile
  24. Hungary
  25. Japan
  26. Belgium
  27. Poland
  28. Colombia
  29. Sweden
  30. Norway
  31. Italy
  32. Germany
  33. Australia
  34. Malaysia
  35. Czech Republic
  36. South Korea
  37. United Kingdom
  38. Netherlands

Real knowledge is actually realization of one’s extent of ignorance. Let’s just hope positive in this world where the most established and economically stable country is one of the most ignorant ones.


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