Global Trends 2020

The Enduring Appeal of Nostalgia

Balcony singing

In Italy, which has been particularly badly hit by the pandemic, people who are under lockdown are singing from their balconies to raise morale.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/solidarity-balcony-singing-spreads-across-italy-during-lockdown

Can governments ever tell a compelling story?

Some of the key clashes of values in global trends concern globalisation and the role of the state. While on average most citizens see globalisation as a benefit to

Lonely, alienated and young

In a world that is more digitally connected than ever, nearly half of people globally feel lonely, and are struggling in ways that should concern us all. Many say they are overwhelmed by life’s choices, and they are