Insight of the Week: Concern About Human Rights Varies Across the World

People in Nigeria, Colombia, Turkey, Portugal, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia express the most concern about human rights abuses. Perceived seriousness is lowest in Asian countries, including China and South Korea.

Women and younger people tend to be more strongly concerned about human rights abuses, with Gen Z respondents being the most worried. This suggests that the issue will become increasingly relevant over time, with younger people expecting more attention paid to human rights along with accountability from governments and business.

Data source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people in the general public in July 2021)