Insight of the Week: Access to Healthcare Is a Global Equity Issue

Nearly six in ten people around the world say they have personally been “greatly” (28%) or “moderately” (29%) affected by a lack of access to healthcare. Latin Americans and Russians are most likely to say they are “greatly” affected.

This sentiment is much less common in other parts of the world, including Eastern Asia, Northern Europe, Australia, and Canada.

A lack of access to healthcare is more likely to greatly affect ethnic and religious minorities, those with lower levels of income and education, women, people living in cities, and younger generations.

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