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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Perils of Perception quiz reveals how much you know about your nation

The Perils of Perception quiz reveals how much you know about your nation | Daily Mail Online
In terms of the percentage of people with access to the internet at home, Israel widely underestimated its countries web access, by 16 per cent, while China overestimated on 26 per cent.
When asked about how many people are obese in their respective countries, India, Japan and China overestimated. 
The average guess in India was 41, compared to the actual result of 20. In Japan, the average guess was 32 compared to 23, and the split in China was 34 to 28. 


1. Mexico 
2. India
3. Brazil
4. Peru
5. New Zealand
6. Colombia
7. Belgium
8. South Africa
9. Argentina
10. Italy 
11. Russia
12. Chile
13. Great Britain
14. Israel
15. Australia
16. Japan
17. Canada
18. Germany
19. Netherlands 
20. Spain
21. Norway 
22. France
23. Sweden
24. United States
25. China
26. Poland
27. Ireland
28. South Korea 
At the opposite end of the scale for the same question, Saudia Arabia significantly underestimated. Users guessed an average of 28 while the actual result is 71. 
Conversely, the majority of countries studied overestimated when asked about immigration. 

When surveyed about the percentage of people within a country are immigrants, every country other than Israel and Saudia Arabia overestimated. 
Argentina topped the list with an average guess of 30 per cent. The actual number of immigrants in Argentina is only 5 per cent. 
Brazil also overestimated on 25, with the actual result being 0.3. 
Last year's Perils of Perception quiz surveyed 14 countries. Italy came top of the 2014 Index of Ignorance, followed by the US, South Korea and Poland.

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