Feb 5, 07.
Indians want to see their country punch its weight around the world - but
are worried the caste system is holding it back, a BBC poll suggests.
two-thirds of respondents in the World Service poll said India being an
economic superpower was important. But 55% thought caste issues were still a
"barrier to social harmony."
The poll found
that a majority (71%) are proud to be an Indian.
that "corruption is a fact of life which we should accept as the price of
doing business in today's world", although younger people were less tolerant
of corruption than older people.
One in two
(50%) felt that "people in India don't take their religion seriously
enough", while two in five (40%) believed that "young people have lost touch
with their heritage and traditions".