Just how well do you know about your country?

Ipsos MORI, a market research firm, conducted a survey in which they polled 25,000 people in 33 countries and found that while people “over-estimate what we worry about”, a lot of major issues are underestimated.

Based on the findings of the survey, Ipsos ranked nations based on “ignorance”, and the interesting part is that India stands at the second position when it comes to ignorance among people.

Here are the top ten ignorant countries in the world according to the survey and which factors contributed towards their position on the list.

1. Mexico.

While the country is plagued by rising crime rates and political instability, the people grossly over-estimate the number of non-religious people by a margin of 30%, while the number of immigrants is exaggerated by 20%.

Although they think there are more working women than there actually are, they underestimate the number of female politicians.

2. India.

Although the survey doesn’t say anything about intolerance or communal divide, Indians get it wrong about economic inequality since most have no clue that 1% of the population actually possesses 70% of the nation’s wealth.

This might explain why India is a rich country with more poor people. While Indians overestimate the atheist population by 32%, they have a fair idea about how many of them are overweight.

India falls in the list of nations which overestimate representation by women in politics, as well as in the workplace. And India is an exception because it underestimates its rural population, and thinks more people have internet access than the actual number.

3. Brazil.

Turns out Brazilians are as bad as Indians in underestimating the economic inequality around them.

The nations citizens overstate the number of atheists, agnostics and immigrants, as well as the average age and the representation by women in politics. It also thinks there are more female politicians than the actual number.

4. Peru.

Like most Latin American nations in the list, Peruvians exaggerate the number of immigrants and non religious individuals in their country by a considerable margin.

The people there also fail to realise that a minority of the population controls a large percentage of the wealth and resources, while they seem undecided in a lot of other matters.

5. New Zealand.

New Zealand is one of the few developed nations which makes it to the top 10 of the world’s ignorant nations.

While the people seem undecided in a lot of respects, they exaggerate the percentage of wealth possessed by the richest 1% by a huge margin.

6. Colombia.

The country, which has been facing a law and order problem and political instability for decades, is another Latin American nation which makes an appearance among ignorant countries.

Its people exaggerate the issue of immigration along with being inaccurate with regards to the number of agnostic people in their midst. The number of female politicians is also subject to exaggeration in the public.

7. Belgium.

Belgium came into the spotlight after the recent attacks in Paris, but extremism was not a criteria for the research.

The European nation seems to see the economic divide inaccurately, but then it also fails to realise how well it has done when it comes to gender equality in the government.

8. South Africa.

Xenophobic violence against immigrants from other African nations in South Africa seems to have been growing in the past few months, and that is exactly why people there need to realise that the number of immigrants is exaggerated by 20%.

It also underestimates the scale of work to be done when it comes to gender equality and overstates the number of working women.

9. Argentina.

Much like their neighbours, Argentinians fail to see that the number of immigrants is much less than what they think. As opposed to the perception that one in four people is a migrant, the number is less than one in ten.

Although the country has a large Arab population, the exaggeration does not help in the present situation.

10. Italy.

Given that Italy was at the top of the list last year, it seems to have achieved considerable improvement, coming down to the tenth position.

Despite being the eighth largest economy in the world, Italians have been undecided on almost all factors in the survey.

While South Korea has been the most accurate nation among those surveyed, India’s neighbour China seems to be doing well since it finds a place among the top five most accurate countries on the globe, despite alleged censorship.