What worries the world - May 2019

What Worries the World is a Global Advisor survey in 28 countries. tracking whether people think their country is on the right/wrong track and what their top concerns are. This quicklinks document provides the latest global summary of the survey findings and links to the full decks for each country, in different languages.

The author(s)

  • Damian Loscher Managing Director
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The majority (58%) of people around the world think things in their country are on the wrong track. This feeling is strongest in France and South Africa (82%), followed by France (80%) and Great Britain (79%).

Unemployment ranks first in the world’s top worries, with 33% of respondents across all countries citing this.
Poverty/Social Inequality (32%) and Financial/Political Corruption (31%) both fall one percentage point to become close second and third. Spain becomes the country most concerned about Unemployment/Jobs, with 64% of respondents saying that this is a top worry for their country. There are also similar levels of concern, reaching above 60%, in both Italy and South Africa.

Top five global issues

  1. Unemployment (33%)
  2. Poverty/Social Inequality (32%)
  3. Financial/ Political corruption (31%)
  4. Crime & Violence (30%)
  5. Healthcare (25%)

The author(s)

  • Damian Loscher Managing Director