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The world’s most ignorant countries have been revealed in a new survey, which shows just how wrong we all are about what’s going on around us.
The Perils of Perception survey showed that many people didn’t know the basic facts about issues such as inequality, immigration and obesity and it looked at the demographics of each of the 33 countries invovled and questioned people about them.
The survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI published its latest results this week.
The most ignorant country was Mexico, followed by India and Brazil taking second and third place respectively.
The table did show some regional patterns, for example Latin American countries tended to be more inaccurate while European countries tended to be more accurate.
However, New Zealand was the most inaccurate developed country, which ranked in 5th place.
Peru came in fourth, while Colombia, Belgium, South Africa, Argentina and Italy took positions six to 10 on the table.
The results showed that those surveyed think that a quarter of people in their countries were immigrants, when in reality, the figure was fewer than one in 10.
Argentinians were the furthest from the truth, thinking 30 per cent of their population were immigrants, but it was only actually 5 per cent.