Ipsos Global Trends

economy

Megatrends: Long-term trends shaping the world in 2017 and beyond

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.

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The Crisis of the Elites

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.

No easy answers: Political uncertainty in a mixed-up world

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.

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

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

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

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

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