Ipsos Global Trends

3. Politics and State

Local area – satisfaction or dissatisfaction

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with each of the following…

…your local area as a place to live?

Local area - satisfaction or dissatisfaction

Government – satisfaction or dissatisfaction

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with each of the following…

…the way the government is running the country?

Government - satisfaction or dissatisfaction

Public services – satisfaction or dissatisfaction

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with each of the following…

…local public services (e.g. public transportation, public education, public safety and social services)?

Public services - satisfaction or dissatisfaction

Government responsibility

Please read each pair of statements and decide which comes closest to your own opinion.

a) It is the government’s responsibility to influence peoples’ behaviour to encourage healthy lifestyles

b) The government should not get involved with interfering in peoples’ lifestyles

Government responsibility

Business responsibility

Please read each pair of statements and decide which comes closest to your own opinion.

a) Businesses should have a role in influencing peoples’ behaviour to encourage healthier lifestyles, for example through promoting health eating choices

b) Businesses should not get involved with interfering in peoples’ lifestyles

Business responsibility

More important economic growth or happiness

Please read each pair of statements and decide which comes closest to your own opinion.

a) It is more important to develop the country’s economic growth and performance

b) It is more important to improve peoples’ happiness and wellbeing

More important economic growth or happiness

National or local for public services

Please read each pair of statements and decide which comes closest to your own opinion.

a) Decisions about public services (e.g. public transportation, public education, public safety and social services), are better if they are made locally

b) Decisions about public services (e.g. public transportation, public education, public safety and social services), are better if they are made nationally

National or local for public services

Own choices or experts choices

Please read each pair of statements and decide which comes closest to your own opinion.

a) I like to make choices myself

b) I like to have experts make choices for me

Own choices or experts choices

Sex education by school or parents

Please read each pair of statements and decide which comes closest to your own opinion.

a) Education on sexual health is the responsibility of schools

b) Education on sexual health is the responsibility of parents

Sex education by school or parents

Government surveillance of emails

Please indicate how acceptable or not you would find it if the government in [country] was allowed to do the following things to deal with a real and immediate threat of a terrorist attack without their/your consent?

Please give your answer on a scale of 0-10 where 0 means it is completely unacceptable and 10 means it is completely acceptable…

Monitor anyone’s emails?

Government surveillance of emails

Government surveillance of text messages

Please indicate how acceptable or not you would find it if the government in [country] was allowed to do the following things to deal with a real and immediate threat of a terrorist attack without their/your consent?

Please give your answer on a scale of 0-10 where 0 means it is completely unacceptable and 10 means it is completely acceptable…

Monitor anyone’s text messages?

Government surveillance of text messages

Government surveillance of phone calls

Please indicate how acceptable or not you would find it if the government in [country] was allowed to do the following things to deal with a real and immediate threat of a terrorist attack without their/your consent?

Please give your answer on a scale of 0-10 where 0 means it is completely unacceptable and 10 means it is completely acceptable…

Monitor anyone’s phone calls?

Government surveillance of phone calls

Government surveillance of internet use

Please indicate how acceptable or not you would find it if the government in [country] was allowed to do the following things to deal with a real and immediate threat of a terrorist attack without their/your consent?

Please give your answer on a scale of 0-10 where 0 means it is completely unacceptable and 10 means it is completely acceptable…

Monitor anyone’s internet activity?

Government surveillance of internet use

Trust in businesses

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I have a high level of trust in businesses in general

Trust in businesses

Trust in business leaders

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust business leaders to tell the truth

Trust in business leaders

Trust in businesses for employee welfare

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to treat their employees well

Trust in businesses for employee welfare

Trust in businesses to communicate fairly

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to communicate frequently and honestly on the state of their company

Trust in businesses to communicate fairly

Trust in businesses to improve community

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to improve the economic and social conditions of my community

Trust in businesses to improve community

Trust in businesses to produce economy growth

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to produce economic growth in my country

Trust in businesses to produce economy growth

Trust in businesses to deliver on standards

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to deliver the standard of products and services they promise

Trust in businesses to deliver on standards

Trust in businesses to protect environment

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to care for the environment

Trust in businesses to protect environment

Trust in businesses to innovate

To what extent, if at all, do you agree with the following statements:

I trust businesses to drive innovation and produce new products, services and/or ideas

Trust in businesses to innovate

 

Changing habits to prevent environmental disaster

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

We are heading for environmental disaster unless we change our habits quickly

Changing habits to prevent environmental disaster

Companies attention to the environment

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Companies do not pay enough attention to the environment

Companies attention to the environment

Personal recycling

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

I try to recycle as much as I can

Personal recycling

Discussion around the environment

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

I’m tired of the fuss that is being made about the environment

Discussion around the environment

Using the environment to raise taxes

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

The government is just using environmental issues as an excuse to raise taxes

Using the environment to raise taxes

Opinions of scientists on the environment

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Even the scientists don’t really know what they are talking about on environmental issues

Opinions of scientists on the environment

Climate change as a natural phenomenon

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

The climate change we are currently seeing is a natural phenomenon that happens from time to time

Climate change as a natural phenomenon

Climate change as a result of human activity

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

The climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human activity

Climate change as a result of human activity

Importance of tradition in society

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Traditions are an important part of society

Importance of tradition in society

Presence of immigrants

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

There are too many immigrants in my country

Presence of immigrants

Role of women in society

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

The role of women in society is to be good mothers and wives

Role of women in society

Male responsibility in the home

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Men now have greater responsibility for the home and childcare than ever before

Male responsibility in the home

Own guiding principles

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

It is up to everybody to work out their own set of principles to guide their decisions

Own guiding principles

Range of wealth distribution

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Having large differences in income and wealth is bad for society overall

Range of wealth distribution

Choice of living in a city

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Given the choice, I would prefer to live in a big city

Choice of living in a city

Rights of gay men and lesbians

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own life as they wish

Rights of gay men and lesbians

Importance of religion or faith

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

My religion/faith is very important to me

Importance of religion or faith

Change in attitudes towards immigrants

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

People in my country are more negative about immigrants or other groups that are different from them than they were a few years ago

Change in attitudes towards immigrants

Change in attitudes towards immigrants

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Political leaders in my country are stoking up resentment against immigrants and other groups that are different for their own political gain

Change in attitudes towards immigrants

Support for the death penalty

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

I support the death penalty for the most serious crimes

Support for the death penalty

Left behind by society

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

I feel left behind by the progress and changes that are happening in my country

Left behind by society

Share of success by local area

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

My local area gets its fair share of the success enjoyed by my country

Share of success by local area

Government prioritising concerns

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Our government does not prioritise the concerns of people like me

Government prioritising concerns

Working hard to get ahead

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

In my country it does not matter where you come from, if you work hard you can get ahead

Working hard to get ahead

Economy rigged for the rich

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

The economy of my country is rigged to advantage the rich and powerful

Economy rigged for the rich

 

Not identifying with what country has become

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

More and more, I don’t identify with what my country has become

Not identifying with what country has become

Freedom of speech

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

My country increasingly is a place where I feel free to say what I really think

Freedom of speech

Feeling like a stranger

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

These days I feel like a stranger in my own country

Feeling like a stranger

Women in roles of responsibility

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Things would work better if more women held positions with responsibilities in government and companies

Women in roles of responsibility

Parents taking responsibility for children

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Parents today do not take enough responsibility for the behaviour of their children

Parents taking responsibility for children

Unmarried parents vs married parents

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

It is better for parents of children to be married rather than unmarried

Unmarried parents vs married parents

Pressure on children to achieve

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

There is greater pressure on children to achieve well in life than there was in the past

Pressure on children to achieve

 

Child’s health more important than their happiness

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

My children’s health and wellbeing is more important than their happiness

Child’s health more important than their happiness