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.
Around the world, a majority of us say that the older we get, the more we worry about our health – a 14 percentage point increase since we last asked the question three years ago.
This year’s Global Trends survey is a potent reminder of the pressures humans now feel.
One certainty is that the world is ageing. The UN estimates that the median age of the world will reach 36 in 2050.
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.