31 percent of Indians are 'suffering': survey

More than three out of 10 Indians are "suffering", an increase from 24 percent last year, a survey from global polling group Gallup showed Monday.

A total of 31 percent of Indians aged 15 and older rated their lives poorly enough to be considered as "suffering", while 56 percent were "struggling" and only 13 percent were "thriving", Gallup said.

About 5,000 people were surveyed across , with respondents asked to rate their current lives and future expectations on a scale of zero to 10.

Gallup said the results might have been skewed by the timing of the -- before harvest time in early 2012, which meant many farmers "likely had gone without pay for several months".

No further explanations for the increase in suffering were given, but Indians have been struggling with rising and high interest rates which have resulted in slower economic growth.

The country recorded of 6.9 percent in the last fiscal year, the second slowest pace in a decade.

Gallup noted that education seemed to play a big role in the mental well-being of respondents with most in the "suffering" category having the lowest educational qualifications.

"Suffering levels among the most educated and the least educated Indians suggest the gaps between the haves and have-nots may actually be widening," Gallup said.


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Apr 30, 2012
Maybe if their traditions and laws didn't oppress women, and cause families to opt to abort girls, then their civilization would grow in some healthy balance.

Apr 30, 2012
didn't oppress women, and cause families to opt to abort girls, then their civilization would grow in some healthy balance.
Maybe if their religionist cultures did not restrict women to making and raising babies, and if the Hindus, Sikhs, Xians, and Moslems weren't feverishly trying to outgrow the others as they are all designed to do, that populations would be growing in concert with their ability to support themselves and the country wouldn't be experiencing the misery of widespread overpopulation.

Inflation, unemployment, poverty, hunger, exploitation, crime, corruption, all caused by the belief systems which all claim to be the source of morality and goodness.

Where will it all end QC? Peace on earth good will toward men? It never does. Even if one religion were to win out over the others it would continue to overgrow and the resulting misery would cause it to calve as always; and the whole sad Process would begin anew.

All because of god. Any god. YOUR god.

Apr 30, 2012
Ghost...You are confusing religion with spiritual people, very clearly. Religious people will do all kinds of evil in the name of God. Truly spiritual people that I have met have these characteristics.
1) There is no 'spiritual'.
2) What does this have to do with people suffering in india?

Good luck in your fantasy world.

Apr 30, 2012
1) There is no 'spiritual'.
2) What does this have to do with people suffering in india?

Good luck in your fantasy world.


Ghost, in order to do this topic proper justice, we'd need a heck of a lot more than 1000 character limit, which really accomplishes nothing except turning every discussion into a disjointed squabble.

There are more factors involved here than "religious abuse" alone.

Greed is in fact the source of the problem in both the corporate, secular world and in the "religious" world. Churches and similar religious institutions? They are run like a corporation. Always have been, but more so now than ever before.

It's all about money, all of it, it's just a matter of what context the person in power finds themself.

Even the parent who aborts a daughter because they wanted a son in India is because of MONEY, and because the RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION and lack of women's rights forces that decision, or makes it seem more favorable in terms of money.

Apr 30, 2012
at least just as much Americans are suffering. 50 million in poverty, how many more are depressed or unsattisfied?

Also putting suffering in qoutation marks is utterly disgusting.

Apr 30, 2012
we'd need a heck of a lot more than 1000 character limit
Thats your realm isnt it?
There are more factors involved here than "religious abuse" alone.
Well sure its called demographics. But we can winnow down all the superfluous by looking at a few basic statistics.

In the attached list one will note that, by and large, the countries with the fastest growing populations are the ones experiencing the greatest amount of turmoil and suffering. And the majority of those countries are religion-dominated.
http://en.wikiped...wth_rate
Even the parent who aborts a daughter because they wanted a son in India is because of MONEY
Im sorry but are you blowing stuff out your ass again? Do you have a reference showing some percentage of aborted females? And can you please explain exactly HOW reducing the relative number of babymakers actually makes people suffer? Are you saying that males are suffering in india because they are LONELY??

Apr 30, 2012
Growth rate and level of unrest also correlates very well with the percentage of abortions in each country, as shown in this map:
http://www.johnst...ate.html

Abortion and family planning are the single most effective methods of reducing population growth, and thus unrest and suffering. Religionist cultures resist these programs, as well as any alternative behaviors which do not contribute to growth, most often on 'moral' grounds.

This is another aspect with which we can deduce that religions were Designed for conquest.

May 01, 2012
at least just as much Americans are suffering. 50 million in poverty, how many more are depressed or unsattisfied?

Also putting suffering in qoutation marks is utterly disgusting.


I dont think as many Americans are suffering.

http://upload.wik...ness.png

Poverty and lack of education is in much worse state in India, and both are negatively correlated with happiness.

May 04, 2012
To survey 5,000 of 1,200,000,000 and project the results for an entire nation? Cowpucky.

May 04, 2012
To survey 5,000 of 1,200,000,000 and project the results for an entire nation? Cowpucky.


Learn how statistics works. 5000 is a very good sample, and if its representative, its more than enough to obtain reliable results even for such big number of people.

May 04, 2012
Shotman you are correct, the minimum sample size for that population is 4971 with a decent confidence interval. Oopers.

May 06, 2012
ghost hit it right on the head. religion creates a mentality that does not accommodate the existence of humans now and especially in the future. spirituality is like morals... one can define them to suit their own purposes.
it truly is a combination of the religious and money systems that have given us the failing societal structures we have today, the two restrict scientific, societal, educational advancement.
religion is impressed upon the immature conditioning them for social and monetary control. take the good with the bad? i am sure those that push religion would push it as such, especially that the bad outweighs the good by far.

May 06, 2012
at least just as much Americans are suffering. 50 million in poverty, how many more are depressed or unsattisfied?

Also putting suffering in qoutation marks is utterly disgusting.


yeah, something is very wrong with the system, it either doesnt work or it was designed to be this way. i have a saying for this situation "either you are stupid or out to F me, i dont see a difference". america is almost totally a religious and monetary country. the latest incarnation of the crusades.

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