This is particularly striking for India, which is currently battling a slowing economy and an unprecedented jobs crisis. But Indians aren’t letting the current climate dampen their hopes.

The country ranked the highest in the world on parameters such as outlook on the economy over the next year, outlook on personal finance situation over the next 12 months, quality of life (especially when compared to their parents), and confidence in achieving success.

Indians rated their confidence in market opportunities slightly lower, but it was still among the highest in the world.

Sunny outlook

People in developing countries are generally more optimistic about “gaining access to and pursuing opportunities,” and India leads in that trend, LinkedIn said.

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