外文标题：41% of Indians think India will lead world economy
Indians are divided on whether their own country or neighbour China will take the pole position in the world economy over the next two decades, according to a survey.
The survey conducted jointly by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI and the prestigious King's College of London found 42 per cent of Indians believe China would be the leading economic power, while 41 per cent said their own country will be in the driver's seat.
The survey, released at the launch of King's International Development Institute, also found that that despite an economic downturn and political troubles, America is still considered the main source of economic ideas.
It asked people of different ages and socio-economic backgrounds which countries have the right ideas about the economy and jobs, and which countries they think will be the leading global economic power over the next two decades.
Within the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the public feel confident that their own countries will be among the leading economic powers in the coming decades, but aside from China, have little confidence in each other as global economic leaders.
However, Only 2 per cent of respondents in China, 2 per cent in Russia, and 6 per cent in Brazil named India as a potential leader over the next 20 years.
Kerala ha shown the way......
by Mar Thoma
other states just need to learn from it and follow..
by Communal Award
To alleviate poverty in India, governance must be really decentralized with will and wisdom. Every state in India should have their own currency.
Indian have been misled by indian media
by David Dak
This is showing how bad that indian have been misled by indian media who believe that India is not far from China but reality and most people in other countries believe that india is far and far from where China is now and in near future. Keep self boasting and day dreaming, my indian friends.
Re: Indian have been misled by indian media
by G SATYANARAYANA reddy
I have visited China and Korea I dont think India will reach China in near future for at least 40-50 years that too with politcal change at center and very basic change of mindset of people The only thing will change is huge pop growth pollution and corruption
Re: Re: Indian have been misled by indian media
by Nagarajan Viswanathan
India cannot change or become a super power? Reason? There is no character and conduct?
59 % know India is leader of world economy
by SAI RAM
but they want change in centre
economic super power India
by raj sharma
i did not know media ads has washed so many of indian brains . it is like nut believing he is genius.
though possible but improbable.. the type of leaders and governance , even if India catches up in 20 years what china is today would be great . wiht leaders wanting to back to bullock age no chance other than utopean dream
41% Indians think foolish
by RAJMOHAN NAIR
It means 41% Indians are fools.
Re: 41% Indians think foolish
by Nagarajan Viswanathan
A small correction. Only 41% have revealed the secret?The actual number could be more?
Leading the world economy? That's a tall order, but be optimistic
With the current growth rate, I doutbt if we would be able to catch up to Japan in 2030 (as projected in a study recently) which is the world's third largest economy. China is undoubtedly growing to become the world's largest economy in the near future, overtaking USA. But one need not despair.
After all, when China started its economic reforms in 1980s under Deng Xiaoping, no one thought that it would one day catch up with USA. It was easier for Chinese Government, since it had no pretensions about democracy and free speech and owned all the resources and land in their country. It accelerated growth mostly as manufacturing outsourcing hub and then diversified. No litigation or agitation about land acquisitions, pollution etc, unlike in India. And it did not have neighbours like Pakistan, a failed state, which looks with envy at whatever we do. Nor does it have a neighbour like China, which tried its best to pull down India.
There is nothing wrong in aiming to be the best. No need for all the cynicism and negativity about it. At best, it shows that Indians are optimistic about the future, in spite of bad governance and Pakistan & China.