World Economic Forum Survey on Public Opinion: Key Findings

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its findings from the public opinion survey. The survey covered a sample size of over 10,000 people from every region of the world.

Findings of the Survey

The outcome of the survey proposes the following findings:

  • At a time the world is facing huge economic risks from growing trade disputes and inward-looking policies, the public opinion is overwhelmingly against populism and favours openness.
  • The survey proposes that global public overwhelmingly favours multilateral cooperation, is open to immigration and rejects the notion that countries’ best interests are achieved at the expense of others.
  • Majority of the people across the globe believe immigrants are mostly good for their adopted country.
  • The respondents believe upward mobility is too elusive and that governments are not doing enough to provide people with opportunity.
  • North Americans have the least trust in climate science.
  • Western Europeans are least likely to regard technology companies as altruistic.

The Survey concludes that while the international communities capacity for concerted action appears constrained, the overwhelming desire of the global public is for leaders to find new ways to work together that will allow them to cooperate on these critical shared challenges we all face.
 

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