What Worries the World - January 2019

The majority (57%) of people around the world think things in their country are on the wrong track. Financial/political corruption currently occupies the top spot for global concern with 33% saying this.

The author(s)

  • Simon Atkinson Ipsos, UK
  • Gideon Skinner Public Affairs, UK
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The study finds that most people across the 28 countries surveyed say that their country is on the wrong track (57% on average).

Top five global issues

  1. Financial/ Political corruption (33%)
  2. Poverty/Social Inequality (33%)
  3. Unemployment (32%)
  4. Crime & Violence (30%)
  5. Healthcare (23%)
The survey is conducted monthly in 28 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. The countries included are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America. An international sample of 19,642 adults aged 18-64 in Canada, Israel and the US, and aged 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed between December 21st 2018 and January 4th 2019.

The author(s)

  • Simon Atkinson Ipsos, UK
  • Gideon Skinner Public Affairs, UK

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