SHARE

South Africans Ranked The Most Ignorant People in the World by Ipsos

Must Read

5 Bizarre Cultural Practices From Around Africa

You think you've seen weird, wait until you read these 5 Most Bizarre Cultural Practices From Around Africa. 1. "Ka'el" Of...

Top 10 Smallest Countries in Africa by Land Area

The Republic of Seychelles is a country roughly 1500km off the coast of East Africa. And It is the smallest country in Africa.

7 Significance And Uses Of The African Waist Beads

Waist beads also called Ileke by the Yorubas are a traditional African accessory that are made from small pieces of glass, plastic, wood, or metal which are pierced and strung together. They are worn around the waist/hips mostly by females.
SHARE



In a 2017 study that can be said to be incomplete because South Africa happen to be the only featured African Country in it. South Africans were ranked “The Most Ignorant in the World”.

South Africans Ranked “The Most Ignorant in the World” By Ipsos
Image: Quora

Citizens of South Africa came out on top of the “Misperceptions Index” – a table which charts the 38 nations surveyed about the biggest concerns in their country. South Africans are seen as being the most ignorant of the lot, after a series of questions found that they tend to overestimate and misunderstand certain issues.

The dictionary definition of “ignorant” is what’s being applied here – meaning to have “a general lack of awareness or knowledge”. This study doesn’t imply that South Africans are rude or dumb in anyway..

What makes South Africans “ignorant”?
Of the 10 social issues analysed, South African perceptions are the worst in the following areas:

Murder rate
85% of people in South Africa believe the murder rate is higher than it actually is. Predictions averaged to be 29% higher than the actual figures.

Foreign-born prisoners
This sample size of South Africans believe that 50% of prisoners are foreigners, when in fact, that number is below 20%.

Teenage Pregnancy
South Africa ranks as highly as several Latin American countries when it comes to guessing the teenage pregnancy rate. Our participants incorrectly guessed that 44% of 15-19-year-olds are having children, whereas the actual figure is 4.4%.

Brazil, The Philippines, Peru and India make up the top five “ignorant” countries. The three least ignorant countries were all Scandinavian – Sweden came out on top, with Norway and Denmark emerging as the second and third most perspective countries respectively.

Related:   Abuna Yemata Guh: The Most Inaccessible Place of Worship on Earth is Located in Ethiopia
Related:   7 Significance And Uses Of The African Waist Beads




Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to receive email updates

With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes

Just In

5 Bizarre Cultural Practices From Around Africa

You think you've seen weird, wait until you read these 5 Most Bizarre Cultural Practices From Around Africa. 1. "Ka'el" Of...

More Articles Like This