World identifies India with Gandhi, Taj, poverty: survey

World identifies India with Gandhi, Taj, poverty: survey
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First Published: Thu, Sep 13 2007. 03 21 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 13 2007. 03 21 PM IST
New Delhi: When they think of India they think of Gandhi and Taj Mahal, but when they think of Pakistan they think of nuclear, poverty and cricket, the people across the world said in a survey conducted by BBC.
In the survey conducted on the socio-economic perception on India and Pakistan after 60 years of independence from the British rule, the BBC found that the world also associated both countries with poverty.
In Pakistan’s case, the respondents also associated it with the nuclear power.
The survey, conducted in collaboration with international research company Synovate across 20 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Australia, questioned 12,670 respondents about their perceptions of India and Pakistan.
“It was conducted to coincide with the celebration surrounding India and Pakistan’s 60th year of independence from Britain,” the BBC said.
Interestingly, where French, Spaniards, Italians and Danes thought India topped in poverty on the planet, their Eastern counterparts Singaporeans, Japanese and Hong Kong nationals thought India to be a modern nation, high on development and technology.
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