Before exploring key trends from our research, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the underlying demographic, economic and social changes that provide the backdrop to this report.
The rise of populism has become a global obsession in the last year, driven by the major upsets in Brexit and Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory, but with echoes in many other countries throughout the world.
Is the liberal dream of societies open for trade with religious and sexual freedoms, the right to equality and personal autonomy now dead?
One of the overarching themes emerging from this year’s report is a sense of anxiety.
This year’s Global Trends survey is a potent reminder of the pressures humans now feel.
One of the clearest trends across the survey is a sense of feeling adrift from the past, discontent about our present and unease about our future.