Wow, it’s like there is a whole other world out there!
Originally posted on Quartz:
The biggest fear among the Japanese is, unsurprisingly, nuclear weapons. People in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are most worried about AIDS and other diseases. And inequality is the deepest concern for much of Europe and the US.
These are among the findings of Pew Research Center’s survey of over 48,000 people in 44 countries this spring (so, it’s worth noting, pre-Ebola pandemic). The survey asked people to choose among five categories of threat: AIDS and other diseases, nuclear weapons, pollution and environment, inequality, and religious and ethnic hatred.
Here are those 44 countries, mapped by their greatest fears:
By region, the Middle East saw religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europe and the US saw the gap between the rich and poor as theirs; pollution and environmental issues caused the most dread in Asia; Latin America mostly feared nuclear weapons; and Africans saw AIDS and other diseases…
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