Ipsos releases an update to Global Trends 2023: Polarisation, Pessimism and Positivity
We are releasing this report ahead of COP28 and have found that attitudes towards purpose are declining for the first time in a decade. People are focusing more inwardly on themselves and their world, rather than the broader problems surrounding them. The polycrisis, which includes political uncertainty, climate change, and war to name just a few, has arguably worsened, leading to a lower priority on environmental concern and brand/value alignment among citizens in many countries. Our end of year update reflects this sentiment, and in the increasing sense of pessimism we felt as we wrote this report.
Nation Brands Index 2023: Japan takes the lead for the first time in NBI history
For the first time in Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands Index history, Japan finishes in first place, completing its steady climb from fifth place in 2019. Germany drops down to second after a six-year reign, while Canada remains in third place overall. The United Kingdom and the United States climb the ranks and place fourth and sixth, respectively. Italy drops one rank and places fifth, while France sees the largest rank change within the top ten and falls from fifth to eighth place.
Elections & social media: the battle against disinformation and trust issues
The reliability of online information being crucial during elections, UNESCO and Ipsos decided to conduct a survey in 16 countries where general elections will be held in 2024, and pose questions specific to this context: do people feel that disinformation have already had an impact on political life in their country? Are they concerned that disinformation will impact the next campaign?