The global Indian family

Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:32 administrator

Research shows Indians have more friends and relatives abroad than other nationalities.

London. We are proving to be the most internationally cosmopolitan nation by having more friends and relatives living abroad compared to British, US and Australian counterparts according to a new study.

The study, commissioned by a smartphone calling app, FooTalk, surveyed 3500 residents in the four countries and showed 89 per cent of Indians have friends and relatives living abroad compared to 77 per cent of Australians, 70 per cent of Brits and just 54 per cent of Americans.

63 per cent of Indians even admitted to speaking to their friends and relatives abroad more than some of their friends at home with many likely border to take advantage of new technology to aid staying in touch.

The study reveals almost three quarters of Indians make calls when there’s big news to divulge; 45 per cent for daily news and family updates, while 40 per cent just like a good gossip.

The most common homes for friends and relatives include the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Social networking sites have also led to 85 per cent of people getting back in touch with people who have moved abroad after thinking they would never speak to them again.