IKEA Retail (Ingka Group) and GlobeScan hosted a webinar on 15 October 2020 to explore learnings from our research project on the state of equality in society, the home and at work across the world. In this webinar Peter List, Global Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, IKEA and Caroline Holme, Senior Director, GlobeScan presented insights from our global expert and public opinion research. We also highlighted the next steps in the IKEA journey on equality. We were delighted to … “Webinar | Equality at Home and Work, with IKEA and GlobeScan”
The events of 2016 have underscored just how volatile, complex and ambiguous the world is today. Drawing on insights that we have collected around the world from thousands of interviews and engagements with stakeholders and consumers, we take a look at the global shifts that will continue to shape the world for leadership organizations in 2017. A Polarized World History now confirms that we live in a fractured world with people polarized in their views on many issues and in … “Five Global Mega Trends Shaping The Future”
In light of the recent global debate on the morality of mass surveillance programmes, GlobeScan has teamed up with the BBC World Service to ask over 17,000 people what their perspectives are on freedom and the right to privacy. In previous blog posts, we have used this data to show that Peru, Australia and Canada represent the freest democratic states (as indicated by our Perceived Freedom Index), and that an individual’s sense of freedom is not determined by socioeconomic or … “Freedom is in the Eye of the Beholder: Trust in National Governments is Associated with Perceived Freedom of Speech”
To help launch Amnesty International’s new Stop Torture campaign, GlobeScan conducted a survey of more than 21,000 people in 21 countries across every every continent which revealed:
– Nearly half (44%) of respondents fear torture if taken into custody.
– The vast majority (82%) believe there should be clear laws against torture.
– Over a third (36%) believe that torture can be justified in some cases to protect the public.
Our recent polling for the BBC World Service showed a very mixed picture of the state of freedoms today, especially in established democracies following Edward Snowden’s allegations of widespread surveillance by the US Government. In order to better understand how different nationalities and groups rate their freedom, GlobeScan’s Advanced Analytics Team applied some statistical techniques to reveal deeper insights into how perceptions differ across the 17 countries included in our latest poll of 17,000 people. The first analysis we performed … “A Deeper Look at Freedom: How Perceptions Differ Across Countries and Groups”
A number of recent media reports, including in The Economist and Financial Times, have raised the subject of the declining state of our democracy. Some have likened recent actions by so-called “established democracies” as resembling those of autocratic states – such as the recent banning of social media in Turkey and the US government’s blanket on-line surveillance of citizens worldwide. How have all these news reports affected people’s sense of freedom and democracy in this post-Snowden age? Is there a … “Democracy by the Numbers: How Personal Freedoms are Perceived in the Digital Age”