PH is 3rd 'most ignorant' on key issues but among 'most confident': survey

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Posted at Feb 08 2018 02:00 AM | Updated as of Aug 30 2018 01:26 AM

The Philippines was among countries with least accurate perception of their nation's issues.

MANILA - The Philippines ranked third among countries "most ignorant" on their nation's key issues, according to a report by news website Indy100.

The report was based on a survey conducted by market research firm Ipsos MORI, wherein South Africa and Brazil ranked first and second in having the least accurate perception of their nation's issues. In 2016, the Philippines placed 16th.

Despite giving inaccurate answers, respondents from the Philippines also ranked third among those most confident.

"Despite being among the least accurate, respondents in India, the Philippines and Peru are among the most confident in their answers," the report read.

Norway, Germany and Sweden, meanwhile, were among the most accurate despite being the least confident in their answers.

The Philippines ranked third among countries that were most confident in their answers.

The survey asked 500 respondents aged 16-64 from the Philippines regarding teenage births, vaccine and autism, diabetes, alcohol, and religion among others.

The firm conducted 29,133 interviews between September to October 2017 in 38 countries.