U.S. Mayors Find Ways to Advance Energy, Sustainability Efforts Despite Economy

Download the Report (PDF) 17 June 2011 – Despite challenging economic conditions, a landmark survey of nearly 400 mayors in all 50 states has found that energy and sustainability efforts have maintained momentum within cities. The study, prepared for The U.S. Conference of Mayors and sponsored by Siemens, was based on survey research conducted from April to May, 2011, by the international research consultancy GlobeScan. Among its key findings, the survey noted: Three in four cities expect their use of clean … “U.S. Mayors Find Ways to Advance Energy, Sustainability Efforts Despite Economy”

Rising Food Prices Are Changing What We Eat, Reveals New Global Food Survey

World statesmen, actors and musicians start global conversation on food 15 June 2011 – People around the world are changing what they eat because of the rising cost of food according to a new global survey released today as part of the GROW campaign. Agriculture Ministers from the powerful group of G20 countries are meeting in France next week and will discuss the global food price crisis. The public opinion poll was conducted in 17 countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Ghana, … “Rising Food Prices Are Changing What We Eat, Reveals New Global Food Survey”

Sustainability Experts View Nuclear Power as “Not Essential” to Low-Carbon Future

Download the Future of Energy Report (PDF) 7 June 2012 – A majority of sustainability experts believe society can achieve a sustainable, low-carbon energy future without nuclear power, according to the latest findings from The Sustainability Survey Research Program released Monday by international consultancies, GlobeScan and SustainAbility. Also, most experts view nuclear technology less favourably after the crises at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, although nearly half say their view of the technology has not changed as a result of the crises. … “Sustainability Experts View Nuclear Power as “Not Essential” to Low-Carbon Future”

Indonesia and USA “Most Entrepreneur-Friendly Nations”: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the release 25 May 2011 – Indonesia, the USA, Canada, India, and Australia are among the countries with the best cultures in the world for people to start a new business, while Colombia, Egypt, Turkey, Italy and Russia are the least friendly to innovation and entrepreneurship, according to the results of a global 24-country BBC World Service poll released today. The poll also finds that Americans and Chinese are equally likely to say that their country values creativity and … “Indonesia and USA “Most Entrepreneur-Friendly Nations”: Global Poll”

Sharp Drop in American Enthusiasm for Free Market, Poll Shows

6 April 2011 – American public support for the free market economy has dropped sharply in the past year, and is now lower than in China, according to a GlobeScan poll released today. The findings, drawn from 12,884 interviews across 25 countries, show that there has been a sharp fall in the number of Americans who think that the free market economy is the best economic system for the future. Free Market Economy Is the Best System   When GlobeScan began … “Sharp Drop in American Enthusiasm for Free Market, Poll Shows”

Rising Concern about China’s Increasing Power: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the release 27 March 2011 – Public concern is growing about China’s increasing economic power, according to a new global poll conducted for BBC World Service. The poll conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA among 28,619 people in 27 countries reveals that the numbers who say that China becoming more powerful economically is a bad thing have increased substantially across a number of China’s key trading partners—and especially in G7 countries. Compared to BBC World Service polling in 2005, negative views of … “Rising Concern about China’s Increasing Power: Global Poll”

International Views of US Continue to Improve

[jumplinks] Download the Press Release Download the Global Poll 7 March 2011 – Views of the US continued their overall improvement in 2011, according to a poll of 27 countries around the world conducted for BBC World Service. Of the countries surveyed, 18 hold predominantly positive views of the US, seven hold negative views and two are divided.  On average, 49 per cent of people have positive views of the US influence in the world—up four points from 2010—and 31 per … “International Views of US Continue to Improve”

Positive Views of Canada’s Influence on the Rise

Download the Press Release 6 March 2011 – After a decline in last year’s poll, favourable views of Canada are again on the rise, according to a poll of 27 countries around the world conducted for BBC World Service. On average, among the 27 tracking countries, 57 per cent gave Canada a favourable evaluation, and 12 per cent an unfavourable evaluation. The overall positive rating is up five points from 2010, while the negative rating has remained mostly stable. Of the … “Positive Views of Canada’s Influence on the Rise”

Nine in Ten Miami Residents Express Concern for Increased Energy Costs

7 February 2011 – Energy issues are a worry for most Miami-Dade County residents, particularly those who feel it will affect them personally in the form of increased cost (94%) and energy shortages in the next 20 years (86%), according to findings from a new study commissioned by Miami Science Museum (MiaSci). MiaSci recently launched the study, as part of planning for the new Museum, aimed at identifying existing attitudes and interests related to renewable energy and sustainability. The research was … “Nine in Ten Miami Residents Express Concern for Increased Energy Costs”

Continued Public Support for Going ‘Beyond GDP’

21 January 2011 – A new global poll across 12 countries reveals that more than two-thirds of people polled think that economic statistics like GDP are an inadequate way of measuring national progress. The poll finds that 68% believe that health, social and environmental statistics are as important as economic data, and that governments should also use those to measure national progress. However, the findings also show that support for going beyond GDP has slipped back in some countries since the … “Continued Public Support for Going ‘Beyond GDP’”