Nukes top concern in Pakistan, religious and ethnic hatred in India

Dawn: WASHINGTON: In Pakistan, people were more concerned about nuclear weapons than religious and ethnic hatred as a major threat to their security, says a US survey released on Friday.

In India, however, people saw religious and ethnic hatred as a greater threat, although, like Pakistan, India too is a nuclear state.

In the Middle East, which is engulfed in growing conflicts, people saw religious and ethnic hatred as the greatest threat to the world.

The Washington-based Pew Research Centre conducted the survey in 44 countries among 48,643 respondents, from March 17 to June 5, 2014.

Asked what they thought was the greatest threat to the world, 30 per cent Pakistanis named nuclear weapons while 29 pc said inequality. Only 13 pc named ethnic and religious hatred, 3 pc marked pollution and environment and 7 pc named AIDS and other diseases.

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Categories: Asia, India, Pakistan

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