These are the world’s most ignorant countries

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Thailand, China and Thailand are all in the top ten

Thailand, China & Singapore are all in the top ten

The supposedly most ignorant places in the world have been named based on a survey of people’s knowledge about their own country.

The 2016 Index of Ignorance, produced by Ipsos MORI, includes information from 27,250 interviews of people aged 16 to 64 carried out between September and November.

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The survey took in populations from 40 countries, with between 500 and 1,000 people surveyed in each.

The economic status of a country seemed to have less bearing on the results than might be expected.

The USA, the richest country in the world, ranked as one of the most ignorant countries, below many less developed countries.

However, Malaysia, which is not considered fully developed, was in the top 10 least ignorant countries.

The list, from most to least ignorant, is as follows:

India

China

Taiwan

South Africa

USA

Brazil

Thailand

Singapore

Turkey

Indonesia

Mexico

Canada

Montenegro

Russia

Serbia

Philippines

Hong Kong

Israel

Denmark

Argentina

France

Vietnam

Peru

Spain

Chile

Hungary

Japan

Belgium

Poland

Colombia

Sweden

Norway

Italy

Germany

Australia

Malaysia

Czech Republic

South Korea

United Kingdom

Netherlands

-The Index of Ignorance (2016)

  • trog69

    I’d need to see more on this before taking it at value. The US is a very large country, so it makes some sense that many would be ignorant of those massive values. Home ownership rates and Muslim population totals are not exactly in the news very often. I’m sure many people overestimate the percentage of Muslims in the US, but that has to do with spotty reporting and anecdotes instead of actual data presented to them.