What Worries The World (KSA Edition) - November 2017

Saudi Arabia poll finds that unemployment continues to be the lead worry around the country.

What Worries The World (KSA Edition) - November 2017

What Worries the World is a monthly online survey of adults, aged under 65, in Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

Most people across the 26 countries think that their country is on the wrong track (58% on average) but this varies For Saudi Arabia, as people remain positive about their nation’s direction. With seventy-two per cent  thinking their country is going in the right direction.

The three major worries for Saudi Arabians remain in line with the previous month:

  • Unemployment is still the primary concern (43%).
  • Taxes are the second worry (27%)
  • Poverty/social inequality is the third most common worry (25%)

Top five global issues

  1. Unemployment (35%)
  2. Financial/Political Corruption (33%)
  3. Poverty/Social Inequality (32%)
  4. Crime & Violence (31%)
  5. Healthcare (24%)
The survey was conducted in 26 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. The countries included are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America.  18,940 interviews were conducted between October 20th and November 3rd 2017 among adults aged 18-64 in the US, Israel and Canada, and adults aged 16-64 in all other countries. Data is weighted to match the profile of the population.