Gilani’s Gallopedia©


From Gilani Research Foundation           June 2021, Issue # 694*

Compiled on a weekly basis since January 2007

Gilani’s Gallopedia is a weekly Digest of Opinions in a globalized world

This issue scores 30 out of 100 on Gilani-Gallopedia's Globality Index, showing coverage of world population, and 40 out of 100 on the world income (prosperity) Index. Click for Details

Contact Details: Natasha Amir

Research Executive, Gallup Pakistan


This WEEKLY REPORT consists of 20 national & multi country surveys 5 polling organizations have been represented.


India (Health ), Singapore (Performance Ratings), Iran (Elections) – 03 national polls


UAE (Governance)  01 national polls

Euro Americas:

UK (Consumer Confidence , IT & Telecom , Family ), Canada (Morality, Values & Customs), USA (Environment, National Trust, Science & Technology, US Image, Employment Issues, Morality, Values & Customs, Health), Brazil(Health), Germany(Science & Technology) – 11 national polls


Multi-Country Studies:

YouGov Germany  02 Countries (Science & Technology)

YouGov Italy  02 Countries (Sports)

YouGov Denmark  02 Countries (Entertainment)

Topic of the Week:

77% Canadians Agree There Should Be a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Residential Schools, but Split on Removing Statues (52%)

Gilani-Gallopedia Globality Index

      ASIA AND MENA Regions

694-01  More Than a Third (35%) of Urban Indian Would Self-medicate If They Showed Covid Symptoms (Click for Details)

More than a third of urban Indians would self-medicate if they showed Covid symptoms (India) According to YouGov’s latest study more than one-third (35%) of urban Indians are likely to self-medicate if they or someone in their family showed Covid symptoms. Although a majority (56%) said they would reach out to a certified medical practitioner, a large proportion rely on self-medication. Younger adults (18-39 years) are more likely to self-medicate themselves upon developing symptoms whereas older adults (40+) would turn to doctors for help. On being asked about the treatment people are most likely to take for Covid-19, allopathy emerged as the top choice of nearly half of the respondents (47%). Some would opt for ayurvedic medicines (18%) or home remedies (13%) for treatment, while others would rely on homeopathy or naturopathy for cure.

(YouGov India)

11th June 2021

4.7 Society » Health


692-02 74% of Singaporeans Think Government was Handling the Coronavirus Situation Well Whereas 23% Think They Were Handling It Badly (Click for Details)

(Singapore) Three quarters (74%) of Singaporeans felt that the government was handling the situation well and the remaining three quarters (23%) felt they were handling it badly. During this period, the majority of cases were made up of foreign workers living in dormitories, which sparked criticism on the living conditions of foreign workers. However, inspite reassurance from the government that most migrant workers were expected to be cleared of coronavirus by end-July, on 16 July 2020 YouGov data showed the number of Singaporeans who felt the government was handling the virus well fell to 70%.

(YouGov Singapore)

7th June 2021

1.2 Domestic Politics » Performance Ratings


694-03 Iranian Elections Show Lowest Turnout Ever--With Only 25% Of Respondents Saying They Would Vote (Click for Details)

(Iran) The Group for Analyzing and Measuring Attitudes in Iran (GAMAAN), conducted an online survey between May 27 and June 3 on the upcoming vote. The results show that the Islamic Republic is facing its lowest turnout ever, with only 25% of respondents saying they would vote. The vast majority of our respondents, 71%, said the main reason they were abstaining was because of “the unfree and ineffective nature of elections in the Islamic Republic.” Only 7% reported the Guardian Council’s recent “disqualification of my preferred candidate” as their reason. Only 8% explicitly supported the Islamic Republic by identifying as Reformist, and only 13% saw themselves as Principlists, who support the Islamic Revolution and the supreme leader.


10th June 2021

1.1 Domestic Politics » Elections


*      MENA

694-04 Only Half Of Uae Residents Are Aware Of The New Measures Around Live Entertainment In Dubai (Click for Details)

(UAE) Recently, Dubai eased restrictions on live entertainment and social activities with the condition that spectators and participants of such events be vaccinated for Covid-19 and observe the required precautionary measures. YouGov’s latest survey reveals when asked about this new rule only half of UAE residents (49%) claimed they had heard about it and were aware of all the rules. Some had heard about it but not completely aware of the rules (28%), while others were totally unaware (17%) or unsure about it (6%). Among the surveyed respondents, three in five claim to have taken all injections required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. One in seven (14%) have started the process but need another shot while one in five (19%) intend to take the shots soon. The rest are either unwilling or unsure about getting vaccinated (7%).

(YouGov MENA)

10th June 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance



*      EUROPE

694-05 Majority (58%) of Brits Expect House Prices to Increase In the Year Ahead (Click for details)

(UK) Most recent figures show that the housing market is growing at its fastest rate in seven years – a jump of 9.5% in the year to May. Experts suggest that ‘market activity continues to be boosted by the government’s stamp duty holiday’ and that this boom period may continue as the ‘unexpected savers’ of the pandemic look to invest their extra money. Now, new YouGov tracking data shows that 58% of Brits expect prices of homes to go up in the year ahead while 21% expect them to stay about the same, and only 6% anticipate a dip. Three in five Britons expect house prices to keep rising in the next year, while only 6% believe they will fall. And half of Brits think it would be better for the country if house prices dropped.

(YouGov UK)

14Th June 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence


695-06  One in Four Britons Receive Scam Calls, Texts and Emails Daily  (Click for Details)

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Description automatically generated with low confidence(UK) YouGov data shows that calls, texts and emails from scammers are a daily nuisance for one in four people (25%), while another two in five (39%) say it occurs weekly. Some 17% of Britons receive scam messages and calls monthly, while only one in seven say it happens every few months (11%) or once a year or less (4%). Older Britons are the most likely to say they receive daily scam correspondence, with 31% of those aged 65+ attesting to this. This compares with 22% of 25–49-year-olds.

(YouGov UK)

11th June 2021

3.12 Economy » IT & Telecom


695-07  17% Britons Have Temporarily Cut off Contact With Their Siblings (Click for Details)

(UK) Among all types of family relations, siblings are the most likely to stop speaking to each other. One in six Britons (17%) say they have cut off contact with their brother or sister temporarily, while 7% have done so permanently. Such fallouts seem to happen later in life for many people: only 9% of 18–24-year-olds say they have temporarily stopped speaking to their sibling, compared with a fifth (19%) of those aged 25-64.  Cutting contact with a sibling is as common as pausing as a close friendship.

(YouGov UK)

10th June 2021

4.2 Society » Family



694-08  77% Canadians Agree There Should Be a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Residential Schools, but Split on Removing Statues (52%) (Click for details)

Photo of children's Shoes (Canada) The discovery of 215 unmarked graves at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, has shone a spotlight on the legacy of residential schools and has thrust conversations about reconciliation to the forefront. A new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News has found that most (77%) Canadians believe there should be a national day of remembrance for the victims. 62% of Canadians to agree that they know more now about the residential school system than they did before the discovery of the unmarked burial site. One potential action that some have been advocating for is removing statues of architects of the residential school system, but Canadians are split on the idea with half (52%) in favor, and half (48%) against.

(Ipsos, Canada)

9th June 2021

4.7 Society » Morality, Values & Customs


694-09 41% Of U.S. Believe Geoengineering Would Help Reduce Effects of Climate Change Whereas 53% Say it Would Not Make a Difference (CFD) (Click for Details)

(USA) About four-in-ten Americans (41%) say they think solar geoengineering technology would make a difference in reducing the effects of global climate change, while 53% say it would not make a difference. Opinion about the effectiveness of solar geoengineering is roughly the same as when the question was last asked in 2018, when 45% of adults said it would make a difference and 53% said it would not. Americans are also divided over whether cloud seeding would help in reducing the effects of climate change-related drought. Half of adults say it would make a difference, while 45% say it would not.


11th June 2021

4.14 Society » Environment


694-10  Americans Have Less Confidence In Key World Leaders – Including Biden – Than Other Global Publics do (Click for Details)

(USA) Overall, six-in-ten U.S. adults say they have confidence in Biden to do the right thing regarding world affairs. That’s similar to the share of Americans who express confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (63%) and French President Emmanuel Macron (58%) and far higher than the share who have confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin (16%) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (15%). More than four-in-ten U.S. adults say they have no confidence at all in the Russian and Chinese presidents. By comparison, people surveyed in other parts of the world are generally more likely than Americans to express confidence in each of these world leaders. Across all 16 surveyed publics, excluding the U.S., a median of around three-quarters of adults have confidence in Merkel (77%) and Biden (74%), while a median of 63% have confidence in Macron. Far fewer have confidence in Putin and Xi (medians of 23% and 20%, respectively).


11th June 2021

1.5 Domestic Politics » National Trust


694-11  Slow Growth In U.S. Electric Vehicle Market: Only 7% of Adults Have an Electric or Hybrid Vehicle (Click for Details)

Electric vehicle registrations in the U.S. (USA) In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 7% of U.S. adults said they currently have an electric or hybrid vehicle, and 39% said they were very or somewhat likely to seriously consider buying an electric vehicle the next time they’re in the market for new wheels. Outside of a few major metropolitan areas, electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t all that common in the U.S. While their numbers have grown rapidly in absolute terms in recent years, that’s from a relatively small base.


7TH June 2021

3.11 Economy » Science & Technology


694-12  NATO In a Favorable Light By People In Member States: 61% Americans’ Opinion in Favor (Click for Details)

(USA) Positive views of NATO are at or near all-time highs across several member states. Opinions among Americans, who contribute the most to NATO’s annual budget, are at 61% favorable, the same as the overall median across the NATO states surveyed. In nine of the nations surveyed in 2021, about half or more hold a favorable opinion of the alliance. Two-thirds or more of adults in Italy, the Netherlands and Canada have a positive opinion of NATO, along with about six-in-ten or more in the United Kingdom, the United States, NATO’s home base of Belgium, and Germany. But in Greece, only 38% see NATO favorably. Except in Greece, in no country surveyed do more than about a third have a negative view of NATO, although in many countries around one-in-ten hold no opinion of the multilateral organization.


10th June 2021

2.6 Foreign Affairs & Security » US image


694-13  During The Pandemic, Teen Summer Employment Hit Its Lowest Point (30.8%) Since the Great Recession (Click for Details)

Morgan Jackson, 18, scoops ice cream while working at Beals Ice Cream in Portland, Maine, on April 26, 2018. (Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) (USA) Fewer than a third (30.8%) of U.S. teens had a paying job last summer, as many of the places most likely to employ them – restaurants, shops, recreation centers, tourist attractions – were either shuttered entirely or had their operations severely curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, 35.8% of teens worked over the summer. About 1.9 million 16- to 19-year-olds lost their jobs between February and April 2020. While there was some recovery in the ensuing months, the number of teens employed in July 2020 – what would normally be the peak month for summer jobs – fell by more than a million from July 2019. On average last summer, about a third (33.4%) of 16- to 19-year-old White teens were employed, compared with 25.8% of Hispanic teens, 25.1% of Black teens and 14.3% of Asian teens.


7TH June 2021

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues


694-14 46% of Americans Believe Changing One's Gender is Morally Acceptable Whereas 51% Believe It is Morally Wrong (Click for Details)

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Description automatically generated(USA) Changing one's gender identity is sharply contentious among Americans, who are slightly more likely to say it is morally wrong (51%) than morally acceptable (46%). Women are more likely than men to view switching genders as morally acceptable, as are younger adults more likely than older adults. The large majority of those who identify as politically liberal (78%) think being transgender is acceptable from a moral standpoint, and they are more than three times as likely as political conservatives (23%) to say as much.

(Gallup, USA)

11th June 2021

4.7 Society » Morality, Values & Customs


694-15 Only 20% Of Americans Believe COVID-19 To Be The Main Problem (Click for details)

(USA) With millions of Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19 every day and states increasingly loosening restrictions, the public is now less likely to say the coronavirus is the most important problem facing the nation than at any point since March 2020. Although fewer U.S. adults cite COVID-19 than have done so for more than a year, it is still the top problem, and immigration (14%), the government (14%) and race relations (12%) are named as the next most pressing issues. In addition to the five-percentage-point decline in mentions of COVID-19, the government (-6 points) and the economy (-4 points) fell since last month. At the same time, the percentages naming immigration (+6 points) and race relations (+4 points) as the nation's top problem ticked up.

(Gallup USA)

28th April 2021

4.11 Society » Health


694-16 93% of Brazilians Want to Get Vaccinated (Click for details)

(Brazil) The Global Views on a Covid-19 Vaccine monitor conducted for the World Economic Forum in 15 countries shows willingness of people to vaccinate. In Brazil, the intention remains very high as 93% of people say they will take the vaccine as soon as available to them. This by far remains the highest rate among all countries surveyed.

(Ipsos, Brazil)

9TH June 2021

4.11 Society » Health


694-17 A Quarter Of Germans Own Smart Household Appliances, 10 percent of them Own a Smart Washing Machine (Click for details)

(Germany) Switching on the coffee machine or programming the tumble dryer on the go – smart "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices are already used by a quarter of Germans: 25 percent of all respondents state that they already own a smart household appliance. Among them, 10 percent each own a smart washing machine or a smart vacuum cleaner. 8 percent of owners of smart household appliances state that they own a stove or oven, and another 8 percent own a refrigerator, freezer or a refrigerated-frozen combination.

(YouGov Germany)

11th June 2021

3.11 Economy » Science & Technology



694-18 Two Out Of Five Germans Use Mobile Apps For Voice Calls- Less Than The Global Average (Click for details)  

Zwei von fünf Deutschen nutzen für Sprachanrufe mobile Apps, weniger als der globale Durchschnitt Among Germans, 42 percent say that they make voice calls via mobile apps very or relatively frequently. These are rather few in an international comparison. The data show that consumers in certain emerging markets do this most often: Indonesians lead on this question with 86 percent, followed by Indians (81 percent), respondents in the United Arab Emirates (76 percent) and Mexicans (71 percent).

(YouGov, Germany)

9th June 2021

3.11 Economy » Science & Technology


694-19 60% of Italians Think That The Absence of Fans In Stadiums Will Make The Tournament Less Interesting (Click for details)

60% of Italians think that the absence of fans in stadiums will make the tournament less interesting: a percentage higher than that of any other European country. If the Spaniards are not too far away (48%), French and Germans attach much less importance to the presence of spectators in the stands: 42% of cousins from Oltralpe and only a third of Germans find that the tournament will be less attractive due to the lack of fans. Italians between the ages of 34 and 44 and people over 55 (64% for both age groups) consider a competition without fans less interesting.

(YouGov Italy)

11th June 2021

4.15 Society » Sports


694-20 Most Popular Holiday Types in The Nordics (Click for details)  

Overall, people in the Nordics are mostly into city breaks i.e. short holidays spent in a city, with an average of 42 % people choosing this type of holiday (ranging from 35 % of Swedes to 46 % of Finns). Next up are holidays that combine relaxing and sightseeing/activity, with an average of 38 % – however, this applies to only 28 % of the Swedish population. People in the Nordics generally like to visit friends and family in the holidays (37 %). Especially Swedes (42 %) and Norwegians (41 %) practice this kind of vacation activity, while it is slightly less popular in Denmark (29 %). Holidays that involve culture and history are furthermore popular across the Nordic countries (23 %).

(YouGov Denmark)

(15th June 2021)

4.16 Society » Entertainment



Canadians Agree (77%) There Should Be a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Residential Schools, but Split on Removing Statues (52%)

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Canadians Agree (77%) There Should Be a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Residential Schools, but Split on Removing Statues (52%)

Photo of children's ShoesThe discovery of 215 unmarked graves at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, has shone a spotlight on the legacy of residential schools and has thrust conversations about reconciliation to the forefront. A new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News has found that most (77%) Canadians believe there should be a national day of remembrance for the victims.


The legacy of residential schools and the path of truth and reconciliation in Canada has been a subject of political discourse for many years, but recent events have caused nearly two thirds (62%) of Canadians to agree that they know more now about the residential school system than they did before the discovery of the unmarked burial site. However, whether awareness will translate into action remains to be seen. One potential action that some have been advocating for is removing statues of architects of the residential school system, but Canadians are split on the idea with half (52%) in favour, and half (48%) against.


Kamloops Discovery a Shock for 80% of Canadians

The discovery of 215 bodies in unmarked graves in Kamloops has been a revelation for many Canadians. Nearly all (89%) say they have seen, read, or heard anything (43% a lot, 34% something, 12% not too much) about the Kamloops finding, and 80% agree that they were shocked by the uncovering of the burial sites at the former residential school. Quebecers are more likely than any other region to say they were shocked by the Kamloops discovery (92% vs. 80% ATL, 79% ON, 74% SK/MB, 70% BC, 70% AB).


Despite conversations about Truth and Reconciliation swirling in the political realm for years, it seems this discovery might have made the legacy of Indian residential schools feel more tangible for many: six in ten (63%) agree that the Kamloops discovery changed their view of Indian Residential Schools. Not only do Canadians indicate that they know more, but there appears to be more political will- 77% agree there should be a national day of remembrance for residential school victims, including missing indigenous children.          


Canadians Agree Government and Church Have Responsibilities in Reconciliation

Beyond the tragic nature of finding 215 deceased children, much discussion has surrounded how to move forward, who should bear responsibility for searching for more unmarked burial sites, and how to atone for the legacy of residential schools. A majority of respondents feel that both government and religion play a part in this: 87% of Canadians agree that the Federal government should assist in searching the grounds of other former residential schools to determine whether there are more unmarked burial sites. The exact same proportion (87%) agree the Catholic Church and religious organizations that ran residential schools need to play a bigger role in reconciliation. Furthermore, eight in ten (81%) agree that the Federal government must act now to help raise the quality of life of Canada’s aboriginal people, a 6-point increase from 2020, and up 18 points from 2013.


The role of the private sector might also be a factor in reconciliation as 65% agree Canadian businesses need to play a bigger role in reconciliation. Notably, indigenous respondents indicate that the private sector has a part to play: 54% of indigenous respondents say that they ‘strongly agree’ that businesses need to play a bigger role in reconciliation (vs. 20% non-indigenous). Additionally, Quebecers (81% vs. 64% ATL, 64% BC, 59% ON, 57% AB, 57% SK/MB) and Gen Z (78% vs. 71% Millennial, 63% Gen X, 58% Boomer) are more likely to agree that the private sector has a role to play in reconciliation. Whether a role in reconciliation lay with businesses, government, or the church, Canadians appear pessimistic that progress will be made quickly: 68% agree that real reconciliation with indigenous peoples will not be achieved in their lifetime.


Canadians Divided on Whether Indigenous Peoples Are Treated Well by Canadian Government

Despite the strong agreement that the federal government should be involved moving forward, Canadians are divided on whether the treatment of indigenous peoples until now has been adequate and whether the Prime Minister has kept his promises.


While half of respondents (54%) agree that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has kept his promise to build better relationships with Canada's indigenous peoples, there is even less consensus on whether indigenous peoples are treated well by the Canadian government.


When asked in 2013 during the Idle No More movement which saw Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence on hunger strike, 62% of Canadians agreed that indigenous Canadians were treated well. This metric has only declined since. When asked in February 2020 during the rail blockades in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation’s opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, 55% agreed that indigenous peoples are treated well by the government. Presently, less than half (46%) of Canadians agree that Canada's indigenous peoples are treated well by the Canadian government, marking a 16-point decline in 8 years. Importantly, indigenous respondents are significantly more likely to strongly disagree that indigenous peoples are treated well by the Canadian government: (34% indigenous vs. 17% non-indigenous).


Many Never Learned About Residential Schools in Their Education

But how much of this sentiment is driven by what is learned about the Indian residential school system in Canadians’ education? Two thirds of respondents (68%) say they never learned about residential schools between kindergarten and the end of secondary school, significantly higher among boomers (85% vs. 73% Gen X, 54% Millennial, 34% Gen Z). However, indigenous respondents are significantly more likely to say they learned a lot about residential schools in their K-12 education (23% vs. 9% non-indigenous).


Whether Canada’s youth will be more educated on the subject of the Indian residential school system remains unclear for many. Only 34% of Canadians believe children today are taught a lot or a little about residential schools in their primary/secondary education (kindergarten through to the end of secondary school). A quarter believe that residential schools are not part of the current curriculum (23%), while four in ten (43%) aren’t sure what is taught in today’s schools.


Canadians Divided on How to Handle Legacy of Founders Who Created Residential School System

Despite nearly unanimous shock and sadness being evoked in the aftermath of the Kamloops finding, when it comes to the legacy of Canada’s founding fathers- many of whom were architects of the residential school system- Canadians show less uniformity in their opinions.


Taking a broad lens: 54% of Canadians agree that we should remove all statues of historical figures who are deemed to have perpetuated racism, a 15-point increase from September 2020 when the same question was asked in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Considering the legacy of historic leaders who were architects of the residential school system, Canadians are divided on how to handle statues of these persons, or buildings named for them: 52% agree that statues of leaders who planned the residential school system should be removed, while 56% agree buildings for these persons should be renamed. However, that leaves nearly half of Canadians who disagree with each statement, suggesting that while Canadians agree that an unmarked burial site of children is a tragedy, reckoning with the legacy of our leaders who contributed to residential schools may be a more complex discussion.


A prime example of this conflict arises in the case of Sir John A Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minster and a key architect in the creation of the residential school system. Six in ten (59%) agree that Macdonald’s legacy as Canada’s founding PM outweighs his role in the creation of residential schools. However, nearly half (46%) agree that statues and buildings bearing Sir John’s likeness or name should be removed, due to his involvement in residential schools.


While Canadians appear unsure how to handle the legacy of our founding fathers, more consensus arises when considering protestors who are defacing statues. Only a third (33%) support protestors who are removing or defacing statues of historical figured who they deem to have perpetuated racism. However, the data show support for protestors is strengthening over time as this metric has increased 7 points since being asked in September 2020 pertaining to the Black Lives Matter movement.


It is important to note that indigenous Canadians show less ambivalence on this subject- respondents who self identify as indigenous are significantly more likely to strongly agree with removing statues and supporting protestors:


37% strongly agree statues of historic leaders who were architects of the residential school system should be removed (vs. 17% non-indigenous)

32% strongly agree places and buildings named after historic leaders who were architects of the residential school system should be renamed (vs. 18% non-indigenous)

29% strongly agree statues of and buildings named for Sir John A Macdonald should be removed due to his legacy in creating residential schools (vs. 15% non-indigenous)

27% strongly agree they support protestors who are removing or defacing statutes of historical figures who they deem to have perpetuated racism (vs. 11% non-indigenous)

(Ipsos Canada)

June 09, 2021





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