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Argentines the most anxious of Latinamerica and at world level

Saturday, May 29th 2010 - 01:28 UTC
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Argentines are the most anxious people in Latinamerica and rank among the most nervous at world level according to an international opinion poll which reveals that eight out of ten residents in Argentina admit to suffering some sort of anxiety.

Insecurity, the economic situation and health are the issues which most trigger Argentines according to the JWT Sonar public opinion poll which was released Friday by Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

The poll reveals that Argentina is ahead in Latinamerica regarding anxiety symptoms, with 80% of interviews admitting they regularly suffer such experience, and followed quite close by Mexico with 78%. Brazilians and Colombians rank third and fourth with 66% and 58%.

At world level Argentina is only behind the most anxious Japanese (90%) followed by Russia, 84% and Saudi Arabia, 82%.

According to experts the increase in anxiety symptoms is closely linked to global changes and uncertainties which current transformations generate.

The poll which for the first time included Argentina was based on 8.000 interviews in twenty different countries.


Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • agent0060

    All is now explained. The poor dears are anxious. This is classic for people suffering from paranoia. And 80% of them are anxious on insecurity, the economic situation and health.
    Since Britain will never back off until the Falkland Islanders ask them to, I'd say the Argentines have plenty of reasons to be anxious.

    May 29th, 2010 - 03:31 pm 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    It probalbly explains why the Tierra del Fuego senate was nearly prepared to order a province wide evacuation when Typhoons arrived in the islands.

    Or why poor Jorge was terrified at the thought of confronting a Marine armed with a potato peeler.

    I would imagine as well panic gripped the streets of BA when pirates of the Caribbean showed in it's first week as they thought it was in fact live footage!

    May 31st, 2010 - 06:24 pm 0
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