Americans and British View Nonprofits as Effective Change Makers Yet Still Plan to Give the Same or Less

Social Good Survey Finds Engaging Donors Personally through Multiple Channels is Key to Securing Support in Tough Economy Download the 2011 Social Good Survey (PDF) 6 December 2011 – People in the United States and United Kingdom overwhelmingly trust nonprofits and charities ahead of governments and corporations to create social change, yet most say they will make charitable donations at the same or reduced levels as last year, according to a new survey by Fenton and GlobeScan. The 2011 Social Good Survey examines … “Americans and British View Nonprofits as Effective Change Makers Yet Still Plan to Give the Same or Less”

Opposition to Nuclear Energy Grows: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the Press Release (PDF) 25 November 2011 – Public opinion in many countries with nuclear power programmes has become more opposed to the technology since 2005, with most people believing conservation and renewable energy can meet future needs without nuclear power, a new multi-country poll for the BBC indicates. Most of those polled in countries with operational nuclear plants are opposed to building new reactors, saying either that their country should “use the nuclear power stations we already have, … “Opposition to Nuclear Energy Grows: Global Poll”

Rich Nations Gloomy, Emerging Economies Upbeat: Global Consumer Confidence Poll

[jumplinks] Download the Press Release (PDF) 2 November 2011 – Consumers in many of the world’s major industrialised economies are pessimistic about economic prospects in their country, while those in emerging economies are much more upbeat, according to a new 25-nation poll for BBC World Service. The poll of 25,438 people was conducted by GlobeScan between July and September this year. Respondents were asked to say whether they expect good or bad economic times in the next year, and also over … “Rich Nations Gloomy, Emerging Economies Upbeat: Global Consumer Confidence Poll”

Widespread Optimism on Crucial Role of Sustainability in Corporate Strategy

Globescan’s Chris Coulter and BSR’s Aron Cramer discuss this year’s survey Download the Full Report (PDF)Download the Fact Sheet (PDF) 2 November 2011 – Results from the “BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2011,” released today at the BSR Conference 2011, show that global businesses remain highly committed to sustainability. For the second straight year, more than eight in 10 respondents (84 percent) are optimistic that global businesses will embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next … “Widespread Optimism on Crucial Role of Sustainability in Corporate Strategy”

Public Respect for Banks Lower than Ever

14 October 2011 – As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue, public respect for the banking sector has reached a new low in the US and UK, according to new polling research released by GlobeScan today. GlobeScan polled 500 adults each in the UK and US as part of the annual GlobeScan Radar 24-country global public opinion study on business and its role in society. The findings show that a majority of Americans (55%) now say they have “little” or “no” … “Public Respect for Banks Lower than Ever”

Shopping Choices Can Make a Positive Difference to Farmers and Workers in Developing Countries

11 October 2011 – Consumers across the world remain firm in their belief that their shopping choices can make a positive difference for farmers and workers in developing countries, according to a new global survey of 17 000 consumers in 24 countries conducted for Fairtrade International by international research consultancy GlobeScan. Six out of ten consumers (59%) feel empowered to make a difference through their shopping choices. This conviction remains as strong as or stronger than at the outset of the … “Shopping Choices Can Make a Positive Difference to Farmers and Workers in Developing Countries”

High Trust and Global Recognition Makes Fairtrade an Enabler of Ethical Consumer Choice

Shopping Choices Can Make a Positive Difference to Farmers and Workers in Developing Countries: Global Poll 11 October 2011 – Fairtrade is cementing its position as a market leader in ethical labels and a trusted brand across 24 countries, according to a comprehensive global study of 17,000 consumers carried out for Fairtrade International by international opinion research consultancy GlobeScan. The study showed that Fairtrade is the most widely recognized ethical label globally. Nearly six in ten consumers (57%) across the 24 … “High Trust and Global Recognition Makes Fairtrade an Enabler of Ethical Consumer Choice”

Public Narrowly Backs UN Recognition of Palestine: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the Press Release (PDF) 2 November 2011 – As debate continues over whether the Palestinians should ask for a UN resolution recognising Palestine as an independent state, a new global poll for BBC World Service reveals that, in all 19 countries surveyed, more citizens would prefer to see their government vote to support the resolution than vote against it – although only by a modest margin in many countries. The poll of 20,446 citizens conducted by GlobeScan shows that, … “Public Narrowly Backs UN Recognition of Palestine: Global Poll”

Social Media Users “More Active” As Ethical Consumers: Global Poll

20 July 2011 – Regular users of Facebook, Twitter and other online social media expect higher levels of corporate responsibility from companies, and are more likely to act on their values as ethical consumers, according to a new GlobeScan 28-nation poll released today. The poll of 28,889 people reveals that when compared to non-users of social media, regular users hold companies to a higher ethical standard, particularly when it comes to their environmental responsibility, and are also more likely to act … “Social Media Users “More Active” As Ethical Consumers: Global Poll”

Global Poll Shows Public Support for Taliban Negotiations

[jumplinks] 22 June 2011 – Negotiating with the Taliban is the public’s preferred strategy for NATO to adopt in Afghanistan, rather than trying to defeat the Taliban or withdrawing troops immediately, according to the results of a BBC World Service 24-nation poll released today. The results of the GlobeScan/PIPA poll of more than 24,000 people indicate that more would prefer to see NATO negotiate with the Taliban on a peace agreement that would include them in the government (40%) than favour … “Global Poll Shows Public Support for Taliban Negotiations”