Magazine article Insight on the News

Assessing the National Vanity Rate

Magazine article Insight on the News

Assessing the National Vanity Rate

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The nations of the world long have been ranked according to the average incomes of their citizens, literacy rates and even how many of their citizens are overweight and how many go hungry. There's now a new top-to-bottom list of countries according to what percentage of their men and women admit to thinking constantly about the way they look. For the people opts to call it a vanity index.

On top is Venezuela, where 65 percent of women say they think about the way they look all the time, as do 47 percent of Venezuelan men. These figures are well beyond the global average, which is 23 percent of women and 16 percent of men who say they think perpetually about the way they look.

The study was conducted by the research-marketing firm Roper, Starch Worldwide and was based on personal interviews with 1,000 people, ages 13 to 65, in each of the 30 countries surveyed.

After the Venezuelans, the most vain men are the Mexicans (40 percent) while the second-place nation in female vanity is Russia, where 51 percent say they're obsessed with their looks. …

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