Insight of the Week: Africans and Latin Americans Express Strongest Support for Corporate Advocacy for Democracy

People in Africa and in Latin America are most supportive of companies advocating for democracy, where seven in ten agree that companies should actively promote democracy. In contrast, just over half of North Americans agree. This could suggest higher interest in corporate advocacy from citizens in emerging markets, particularly around models that work to create more equitable societies. Source: GlobeScan Radar Trends Report (survey of 29,293 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)

Insight of the Week: Optimism about Future Quality of Life Is Highest in Africa / Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Nearly two-thirds of people in countries surveyed in Africa / Middle East and Asia-Pacific are optimistic that future generations will enjoy a higher quality of life than they do today.  In contrast, only one in three Europeans and four in ten Latin Americans and North Americans are optimistic about higher quality of life for their children and grandchildren. Source: GlobeScan Radar Trends Report (survey of 29,293 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)

Seven in Ten People Say Companies Should Advocate for Climate and the SDGs According to Global Poll 

People around the world expect companies to actively support social and environmental causes but are more divided on companies taking a stance on human rights issues, according to a global poll released at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2023.   The research, published in our new report, reveals strong public support for companies taking a stand on climate change and sustainable development as well as democracy, while opinions are divided over corporate advocacy on the rights of LGBTQ+ and … “Seven in Ten People Say Companies Should Advocate for Climate and the SDGs According to Global Poll “

Insight of the Week: Majority Say Wealthy Countries Should Help Poorer Nations Deal with Climate Change

Three-quarters of people around the world say that wealthy countries should help poorer nations deal with the effects of climate change.​ This suggests strong public support for a just transition and echoes a main theme of COP27 around the obligation of wealthier countries that have benefitted the most from industrialization to provide financing to help poorer countries that suffer the most from the impacts of climate change.​ ​Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 ​(survey of 21,979 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)

Insight of the Week: Younger Employees Are More Likely to Quit Working for Irresponsible Companies

While 66 percent of corporate employees around the world say that they would quit their job if they felt that their company was not environmentally or socially responsible, the results differ dramatically by generation. The research shows that younger employees have higher expectations for corporate sustainability and that insufficient corporate performance on this issue can lead to a loss of talent. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 ​(survey of 21,979 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)

Insight of the Week: Younger Generations Are More Concerned about Unequal Treatment of Women

Around the world, over four in ten people surveyed say that the unequal treatment of women is a “very serious” issue. Concern is highest in South Africa and Turkey and lowest in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Younger people tend to be much more concerned about the issue; more than half of Gen Z say that the unequal treatment of women is “very serious,” suggesting growing pressure for gender equality in the future.​ Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 … “Insight of the Week: Younger Generations Are More Concerned about Unequal Treatment of Women”

Insight of the Week: Public Concern about Climate Change Reaches an All-time High

People are more worried than ​ever about climate change, as ​65 percent of people around the world today describe the issue as “very serious.” ​ This marks the highest level recorded since tracking began in 2003 and follows a steady increase since 2014. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 ​(survey ​of 29,293 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)​

Insight of the Week: Over Eight in Ten Now Say That Current Environmental, Economic, and Social Challenges Are Unprecedented

Compared to a decade ago, people are now more likely to say that we are currently facing environmental and socio-economic challenges at an unprecedented scale globally.  Over eight in ten people now agree with this sentiment compared to three-quarters in 2012. Strikingly, this agreement is similarly strong across all demographics and geographies. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 ​(survey of 29,293 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)

Forty Percent Cite Climate Concerns as a Deterrent to Having Children

People are more worried than ever about climate change, with the perceived seriousness reaching unprecedented levels. Four in ten people say they do not want or would not want to have children because of the effects of climate change, according to a new global poll conducted in June and July of 2022. Key findings include: Sixty-five percent of people across the world now say that climate change is a “very serious” issue, the highest level ever recorded since tracking began … “Forty Percent Cite Climate Concerns as a Deterrent to Having Children”

Insight of the Week: Water Shortages Felt More Acutely in the Global South

People in Latin America are affected the most by a lack of fresh water, although as many as one-third of respondents in Africa and the Middle East also report being “greatly affected.” In contrast, around two in ten say they are personally “greatly” affected in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Shortages of fresh water – an issue that is closely related to climate change – is clearly not affecting people equally. The extent to which people are affected depends on … “Insight of the Week: Water Shortages Felt More Acutely in the Global South”