Ipsos Global Trends

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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.

The changing role of women?

In line with a broader shift towards nostalgia and tradition in the survey, there are signs that the move towards more liberal attitudes on the role of women in society may be slowing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy as the ideal

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

Democracy is the ideal governance system

Democracy as the ideal

Guides vs government

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

Today, we need guides and mentors more than politicians.

Guides vs government

Autonomy vs external authority

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

I want to get more autonomy in my life, and depend less and less on any external authority

Autonomy vs external authority

Taking risks to achieve

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

To achieve things in life, it is necessary to take more risks than ever

To achieve things in life, it is necessary to take more risks than ever