Gilani’s Gallopedia©

 Gallopedia

From Gilani Research Foundation      August 2021, Issue # 703-704*

Compiled on a weekly basis since January 2007

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

This issue scores 76 out of 100 on Gilani-Gallopedia's Globality Index, showing coverage of world population, and 91 out of 100 on the world income (prosperity) Index. Click for Details

Contact Details: Natasha Amir

Research Executive, Gallup Pakistan

Email: natasha@galluppakistan.com

This WEEKLY REPORT consists of 41 national & multi country surveys 7 polling organizations have been represented.

Asia:

India (Sports , Perception on Performance ), Turkey (Health,Education), UAE (Sports)  05 national polls

Africa:

Sudan (Health), Zimbabwe (New Media), Gambia (Lifestyle), Zambia (Governance, Governance) 05 national polls

Euro Americas:

UK(Health , Consumer Confidence , Environment , Immigration , Consumer Protection, Employment Issues ,Health ,Sports ,Afghanistan War ,Inflation ,Afghanistan War ,Social Problems), Hungary(Health ), USA (Education, Lifestyle, Education, Lifestyle, Social Problems, Science & Technology), Canada (Elections , Health , Governance) Australia (Sports ,Family ,   Consumer Confidence) – 25 national polls

 

Multi-Country Studies:

YouGov MENA – 38 Countries (Health)

Ipsos  Germany  25 Countries (Social Problems)

YouGov UK – 20 Countries (Health)

Ipsos Turkey  29 Countries (Sports)

Ipsos Turkey  29 Countries (Economic Globalization)

Arabbarometer  07 Countries (US Image)

Topic of the Week:

British Public Equally Divided Over Withdrawal Of Military From Afghanistan

Gilani-Gallopedia Globality Index

      ASIA AND MENA Regions

703-704-01 Two-Thirds Of Urban Indians (67%) Think P.V.Sindhu Has Made The Country Proud At An International Sports Event (Click for Details)

Urban Indians think PV Sindhu, Mary Kom and PT Usha have made India proud at an international level (India) The recently concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020 saw India’s best rankings in over four decades and gave it its second gold medal. On the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, YouGov asked respondents which sportsperson according to them has made India proud at an international level. Data from the survey conducted between 3 and 6 August among 1135 respondents reveals two-thirds of urban Indians (67%) think P.V.Sindhu has made the country proud at an international sports event.

(YouGov India)

August 12 2021

4.15 Society » Sports

(Top)

703-704-02 Between June 1 And 8, 56% Respondents Said The Government Has Been Handling The Rollout Of Vaccines Very Or Somewhat Well (Click for Details)

 (India) Urban Indian public’s perception of the Central Government handling the Coronavirus crisis has improved since June. During the wave run between June 1 and 8, 56% respondents said the government has been handling the rollout of vaccines very or somewhat well. With the rapid progression of the vaccination drive and its extension to 18+ adults, this number has increased steadily, to 64% at the end of July (between 16-23 July). Similarly, the percent of people saying the government is doing a good job in ensuring those infected receive the best healthcare has increased from 54% to 61% during this period.

(YouGov India)

August 18 2021

3.1 Economy » Perceptions on Performance

(Top)

703-704-03  6 Out Of 10 People Think A Closure May Occur Again (Click for Details)

pandemic shutdown  (Turkey) Due to the increase in the number of cases, 64% of the society thinks that a closure may occur again. Although the proportion of people who are anti-vaccine and unsure about the vaccine is lower, the opinions of all masses are similar that there will be no closure. 23% of the society is of the opinion that a closure will not occur again. Only one third of the citizens are in favor of restrictions… 55% of the society does not want a curfew to be imposed at night after today. The rate of those who want such a ban is 31%.

(Ipsos Turkey)

16 August 2021

4.11 Society » Health

(Top)

703-704-04 7 Out Of 10 Parents Now Want Face-To-Face Education For Their Children (Click for Details)

 (Turkey) While 57% of parents stated that the decision announced by the Ministry of National Education that schools will switch to face-to-face education on September 6 was the right decision, 32% of them thought that this decision was wrong. 7 out of 10 parents now want their children to go to school for face-to-face education. Only 15% say they don't want to send it. The rest have not made a more definitive decision on this matter. On September 6, 47% of parents thought that schools could be opened at the beginning of July, but by the end of July due to the rapid increase in the number of cases. this view drops to 30%.

(Ipsos Turkey)

August 9 2021

4.10 Society » Education

(Top)

703-704-05  Most UAE Residents 74% Think That The Tokyo Olympics' Theme Will Help Promote D&I Globally Among The People (Click for Details)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Can the commitment towards Diversity & Inclusion bring the world together?  (UAE) UAE which is home to people from over 200 nationalities resonated well with the D&I theme of the Tokyo Olympics. YouGov survey results show that a vast majority of respondents (74%) think that it will further help promote diversity and inclusion among people across all countries. A majority of UAE residents think ensuring equal opportunities to all irrespective of any form of differentiation (56%) and greater transparency among the sporting communities to ensure fair play (52%) would ultimately lead to better adoption of D&I in the field of sports.

(YouGov MENA)

August 19 2021                                                                

4.15 Society » Sports

(Top)

AFRICA Regions

 

*      AFRICA

703-704-06 More Than Three-Fourths (78%) Of Sudanese “Agree” Or “Strongly Agree” That The Lockdown Was Necessary To Limit The Spread Of Covid-19 (Click for Details)

(Sudan) Three-fourths (78%) of Sudanese “agree” or “strongly agree” that the lockdown was necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19. However, two-thirds (66%) say they and their households found it “difficult” or “very difficult” to comply with lockdown restrictions. A majority (65%) of citizens say government is doing “fairly badly” or “very badly" in managing the response to the pandemic

(Afrobarometer)

11 August 2021

4.11 Society » Health

(Top)

703-704-07 Eight In 10 Adult Zimbabweans (80%) Say They Have Heard About Social Media (Click for Details)

 (Zimbabwe) Eight in 10 adult Zimbabweans (80%) say they have heard about social media. More than four out of 10 (42%) say they get news from social media “every day” or “a few times a week” Among those who have heard about social media: Nine out of 10 (91%) say it makes people more informed about current events, and about half (49%) believe it helps people have more impact on political processes.

(Afrobarometer)

13 August 2021

4.6 Society » New Media

(Top)

703-704-08 The Proportion Of Gambians Who Describe Their Personal Living Conditions As “Fairly Good” Or “Very Good” Has Decreased Drastically, From 66% In 2018 To 35% (Click for Details)

(Gambia) Six in 10 Gambians (60%) say the country is heading in “the wrong direction,” double the proportion recorded in 2018 (29%). The proportion of Gambians who describe their personal living conditions as “fairly good” or “very good” has decreased drastically, from 66% in 2018 to 35%. The proportion who say they went without basic necessities such as enough food, enough water, and medical care during the previous year increased significantly compared to 2018.

(Afrobarometer)

17 August 2021

4.7 Society » Lifestyle

(Top)

703-704-09 Most Zambians (84%) Prefer Democracy To Any Other Form Of Government (Click for Details)

(Zambia) Most Zambians (84%) prefer democracy to any other form of government and reject non-democratic alternatives such as one-party rule (83%), military rule (90%), and one-man rule (91%). Six in 10 citizens (59%) say they are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in the country. Three-quarters (76%) of Zambians say leaders should be chosen through regular, open, and honest elections, while just 22% would prefer to adopt other methods for choosing the country’s leaders. (Afrobarometer)

18 August 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance

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703-704-10 The Proportion Of Zambians Who Say That “Most” Or “All” Officials In The Presidency Are Corrupt Has Increased Steadily From 27% In 2014 To 40% In 2020 (Click for Details)

 (Zambia) Seven in 10 Zambians (71%) say levels of corruption have increased over the past year, up from 55% in 2014. Eight in 10 citizens (79%) say the government is handling the fight against corruption “fairly badly” or “very badly” – a significant increase from 66% recorded in 2014. More than three-fourths (79%) of Zambians think ordinary people risk retaliation or other negative consequences if they report corruption to the authorities.

(Afrobarometer)

19 August 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance

(Top)

EURO-AMERICA Regions

*      EUROPE

703-704-11 Six In Ten Britons (60%) Support The Introduction Of Vaccine Passports Sooner Rather Than Later (Click for Details)

  (UK) The latest YouGov research reveals that public opinion has stayed much the same since March, with six in ten Britons (60%) supporting the introduction of vaccine passports sooner rather than later, including 30% who “strongly” support their implementation. This is compared to 58% of the public who backed their use in March this year. Some 32% of Britons would be opposed to the use of vaccine passports during the vaccination programme, similar to the 34% who held this opinion in the spring.

(YouGov UK)

August 09, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

(Top)

703-704-12  Two In Five Britons Think Mortgage Applications Are Unfair (Click for Details)

Two in five Britons think mortgage applications are unfair | YouGov  (UK) A new survey by Ipsos MORI shows widespread support for various actions by the UK government to address climate change, both domestically and around the world. Considering international actions they’d like to see the UK government take to address climate change, Britons are most likely to support banning imports of goods linked to deforestation (60%) and the use of Britain’s diplomatic influence to persuade other countries to increase their emissions reduction targets (58%). Only around 1 in 10 oppose these actions (10% and 8% respectively).

(YouGov UK)

10 August 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence

(Top)

703-704-13  Britons Are Most Likely To Support Banning Imports Of Goods Linked To Deforestation (60%) (Click for Details)

  (UK) A new survey by Ipsos MORI shows widespread support for various actions by the UK government to address climate change, both domestically and around the world. Considering international actions they’d like to see the UK government take to address climate change, Britons are most likely to support banning imports of goods linked to deforestation (60%) and the use of Britain’s diplomatic influence to persuade other countries to increase their emissions reduction targets (58%). Only around 1 in 10 oppose these actions (10% and 8% respectively).

(Ipsos MORI)

10 August 2021

4.14 Society » Environment

(Top)

Despite the pandemic, immigration is Conservative voters' number one  concern | YouGov703-704-14  Half (53%) Of Tory Voters Say They Immigration Is A Top Issue Facing The Country (Click for Details)

  (UK) Our latest survey has 50% of Britons putting health as one of their top three national concerns, followed in second place by the economy on 44%. Among Conservative voters, however, immigration is the most pressing concern right now. Half (53%) of Tory voters say they immigration is a top issue facing the country, about the same as the number concerned about the economy (52%). Conservatives are notably less worried about health, which only 42% chose, placing it third overall.

(YouGov UK)

August 11, 2021

4.8 Society » Immigration

(Top)

703-704-15  Two In Three Support Increasing National Insurance For Social Care Reform Or To Reduce NHS Backlog (Click for Details)

(France) Ipsos MORI’s latest Political Monitor reveals around half (49%) of Britons want the Government to increase spending on public services, even if that means higher taxes or more government borrowing. A third (34%) think spending on public services should be kept at the current level, whilst just 9% say spending should be reduced to allow for tax cuts or less government borrowing.

(Ipsos MORI)

11 August 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Protection

(Top)

703-704-16  The Public Are Divided On Whether The Government Should End Universal Credit Top Up, With Two In Five Britons (38%) Supporting The Move, While An Equal Share (39%) Oppose It (Click for Details)

Britons are split on whether the government should end universal credit top  up | YouGov  (UK) The government has announced that it will phase out the £20-a-week universal credit top up this autumn. It has been in place since the start of the pandemic. The public are divided on the issue, with two in five Britons (38%) supporting the move, while an equal share (39%) oppose it. Public opinion falls notably along party lines. Approaching two thirds of Conservative voters (63%) are in favour of ending the £20 top-up, which is being paid out to more 5.5 million households in the UK claiming universal credit. Only one in five (20%) oppose it.

(YouGov UK)

12 August 2021

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues

(Top)

703-704-17  The Public Are Strongly Agreed (87%) In Saying Government Has Done A Good Job In Ensuring The Public Are Vaccinated (Click for Details)

(UK) When asked to consider Boris Johnson’s government’s performance since it was elected in December 2019, the public are strongly agreed (87%) in saying it has done a good job in ensuring the public are vaccinated as soon possible (even 79% of Labour supporters agree). Nearing half are also positive about its managing of the economy (49%) and keeping unemployment down (48%) and increasingly so since last December (when results were 44%, 41% respectively). However, sizeable proportions still think they are performing badly on each (40% economy, 36% unemployment, and rising to 53% and 47% respectively among 18-34 year olds).

(Ipsos MORI)

August 12, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

(Top)

703-704-18  Almost Half Of Brits 45% With Opinion On The Matter Say Manchester City Are Favourites To Win League (Click for Details)

Almost half of Brits with opinion on the matter say Manchester City are  favourites to win League | YouGov (UK) As the Premier League 2021-22 season gets underway, we ask the public which club they feel is the best prepared to win the title. Manchester City emerge as the overwhelming favourites, drawing a vote of confidence from almost half of all those who picked a club (45%). Manchester United take the second spot with 12% of people with an opinion choosing the Red Devils as season favourites. Chelsea bag 11% of the votes despite investing heavily this summer, while 2019-20 champions Liverpool have been picked as the season favourite by just 9% of those with an opinion, following a disappointing domestic campaign last time out.

(YouGov UK)

August 13, 2021

4.15 Society » Sports

(Top)

703-704-19  44% Of Britons Supported The Withdrawal Of Western Troops From Afghanistan (Click for Details)

(UK) Last week, YouGov research showed found that 44% of Britons supported the withdrawal of western troops from Afghanistan, compared to 26% who were opposed. Now, with Afghanistan falling back under complete Taliban control for the first time since 2001, people tend to think it was the wrong decision to pull military support out of the country. Two fifths (42%) of Britons say it was the wrong decision to withdraw troops, compared to 28% who think it was right to do so. Three in ten Britons (31%) are unsure.

(YouGov UK)

August 16, 2021

2.2 Foreign Affairs & Security » Afghanistan War

(Top)

703-704-20  Two Thirds (68%) Support Maintaining The Rule Stating That The Value Of The State Pension Must Rise Each Year, Compared To Just 11% Who Want To Scrap It (Click for Details)

Britons wouldn't ditch pensions 'triple lock' rule, even in cases where it might  not be fair | YouGov  (UK) The pensions triple lock rule was introduced in 2011 by the coalition government. The rule states that the value of the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest of three possible figures: how much the average price of goods and services have risen nationally; how much average earnings have risen nationally; or by 2.5%. Given a brief description of what the triple lock is (see chart), the public strongly wants to keep it in place. Two thirds (68%) support maintaining the rule, compared to just 11% who want to scrap it.

(YouGov UK)

August 18, 2021

3.4 Economy » Inflation

(Top)

703-704-21  British Public Equally Divided Over Withdrawal Of Military From Afghanistan  (Click for Details)

Britons are split over Afghanistan military withdrawal - Ipsos MORI (UK) New polling shows that Britons are split on the British military withdrawing from  Afghanistan, with 39% of people saying it was the right thing to do and 40% saying it was the wrong decision.  The British public are more critical of the US withdrawing its troops, with 47% of people saying it was the wrong thing to do, however it is still not the majority of people. Nearer a third (31%) think the US made the right decision pulling their troops out of Afghanistan.

(YouGov UK)

August 19, 2021

2.2 Foreign Affairs & Security » Afghanistan War

(Top)

703-704-22  Gun ownership: three quarters of Britons want stricter laws (Click for Details)

(UK) A new YouGov survey reveals that 76% of people think the current gun ownership laws should be tightened. This includes 39% who think there should be greater restrictions on ownership and a similar proportion (37%) who would back an outright ban on civilian firearm ownership. The survey shows that while similar proportions of all age groups think that gun ownership should be outlawed, those aged 65 and over are nearly twice as likely to say laws should be tightened (52%) compared to 18- to 24-year-olds (27%).

(YouGov UK)

August 20, 2021

4.13 Society » Social Problems

(Top)

703-704-23  A Total Of Three Quarters Of The Respondents See A Chance For Another Covid-19 Wave In Hungary (Click for Details)

https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/styles/722x434sc/public/ct/news_and_polls/2021-08/fabian-blank-pElSkGRA2NU-unsplash.jpg?itok=-MaRhymg  (Hungary) One third of the adult population is convinced of the sharp increase in the number of cases in the autumn, and a total of three quarters of the respondents see a chance for another Covid-19 wave in Hungary. Young adults and rural residents are more optimistic (18% of 30-39 year olds are not at all afraid of the epidemic, 20% of those living in the village), while those over 40, capital city and graduates are above average. they are prepared for a significantly higher proportion of new diseases (79-88%.

(Ipsos Hungary)

12 August 2021

4.11 Society » Health

(Top)

*      NORTH AMERICA

703-704-24  Among All U.S. Adults, 63% Favor Making Tuition At Public Colleges Free (Click for Details)

(USA) Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 34% who strongly favor the proposal. Slightly more than a third oppose tuition-free college (36%), with 20% strongly opposed. These views are little changed over the past year. Large shares of Black (86%), Hispanic (82%) and Asian American (69%) adults favor making college free for all Americans, compared with 53% of White adults. And while 73% of adults under age 30 favor this proposal, only about half (51%) of those ages 65 and older support it.

(PEW)

AUGUST 11, 2021

4.10 Society » Education

(Top)

703-704-25   International Travel Is Something A 71% Majority Of U.S. Adults Have Done At Some Point In Their Lives (Click for Details)

  (USA) In March 2021 – the most recent month for which data is available – around 3 million American citizens traveled outside of the country. This is shy of the nearly 4 million U.S. citizens who traveled abroad in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded. Whether before or during the pandemic, international travel is something a 71% majority of U.S. adults have done at some point in their lives, according to a June Pew Research Center survey. By contrast, around a quarter (27%) have not traveled abroad.

(PEW)

AUGUST 12, 2021

4.7 Society » Lifestyle

(Top)

703-704-26  Among U.S. Adults Overall, 53% Say Increased Attention To That History Is A Good Thing For Society (Click for Details)

 (USA) Opinion on the current national reckoning over the history of slavery and racism in the United States casts these divisions into stark relief: Among U.S. adults overall, 53% say increased attention to that history is a good thing for society, while 26% say it is a bad thing and another 21% say it is neither good nor bad. Among Black adults, 75% say heightened public attention to this topic is a good thing, with 54% saying it is “very good” for society. Majorities of Asian American (64%) and Hispanic (59%) adults also view this positively, though much smaller shares say it is a very good thing, compared with Black adults.

(PEW)

AUGUST 12, 2021

4.10 Society » Education

(Top)

703-704-27  Nearly Half 49% Of U.S. Adults Have Tried Marijuana (Click for Details)

https://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/20tqwtxxtucqu-2x9ce9hw.jpg (USA) The percentage of U.S. adults who say they have tried marijuana has ticked up to 49%, the highest Gallup has measured to date. More than 50 years ago, just 4% said they had tried the drug, but that percentage surpassed 20% in 1977, 30% in 1985 and 40% in 2015. A much smaller proportion of U.S. adults, 12%, say they "smoke marijuana." The percentage of current marijuana smokers has been steady in recent years, varying between 11% and 13% after increasing from the 7% Gallup initially measured in 2013.

(Gallup)

AUGUST 17, 2021

4.7 Society »  Lifestyle

(Top)

703-704-28  Roughly Half Of U S  Adults (48%) Now Say The Government Should Take Steps To Restrict False Information (Click for Details)

 (USA) Roughly half of U.S. adults (48%) now say the government should take steps to restrict false information, even if it means losing some freedom to access and publish content, according to the survey of 11,178 adults conducted July 26-Aug. 8, 2021. That is up from 39% in 2018. At the same time, the share of adults who say freedom of information should be protected – even if it means some misinformation is published online – has decreased from 58% to 50%.

(PEW)

AUGUST 18, 2021

4.13 Society » Social Problems

(Top)

703-704-29  Roughly Seven-In-Ten Rural Americans (72%) Say They Have A Broadband Internet Connection At Home (Click for Details)

 (USA) Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology over the past decade and have narrowed some digital gaps. Roughly seven-in-ten rural Americans (72%) say they have a broadband internet connection at home, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted from Jan. 25 to Feb. 8, 2021. Rural residents have seen a 9 percentage point rise in home broadband adoption since 2016, when about six-in-ten (63%) reported having a high-speed internet connection at home.

(PEW)

AUGUST 19, 2021

3.11 Economy » Science & Technology

(Top)

703-704-30  Out Of The Starting Blocks - More Of The Same: Liberals 36%, Conservatives 31%, NDP 20%, Bloc 6%, Green 5% (Click for Details)

Sunrise over Parliament Hill  (Canada) If the election were held tomorrow, the results would be very similar to the results of Ipsos’ polling last month: the Liberals under Justin Trudeau would receive 36% of the decided popular vote nationally (unchanged since last month), while Erin O’Toole and the Conservatives would receive 31%, up 1 point. Jagmeet Singh’s NDP would receive 20% of the popular vote, unchanged, while Annamie Paul and the Green Party would receive the support of 5% of Canadians, up 2 points. Just 1% would vote for Maxime Bernier and the People’s Party (down 1 point), and 1% would vote for some other party (down 1 point).

(Ipsos Canada)

17 August 2021

1.1 Domestic Politics » Elections

(Top)

703-704-31  Strong Majority Of Canadians (Almost 80%) Support Vaccination Mandates; Open To Measures Including Vaccine Passports (Click for Details)

 (Canada) According to a recent Ipsos poll, in light of the recent mandate that vaccination will be mandatory for air and train travel as well as for public servants. A strong majority agree with the recently announced mandatory vaccination for federal public servants (80%) and the requirement for proof of vaccination for flying on an airplane or taking a train international or inter-provincially (82%). Similar proportions support mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers (84%), for teachers (81%), or vaccine passports to enter restaurants, gyms, or other indoor spaces (72%).

(Ipsos Canada)

19 August 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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703-704-32  Justin Trudeau Still Best to Lead Country, Say Canadians (39%), Ahead of O’Toole (25%) and Singh (23%) (Click for Details)

Canadian Flag (Canada) Most Canadians (39%) feel that Justin Trudeau is the federal party leader best fit to be the Prime Minister of Canada. Around a quarter see Erin O’Toole (25%) and Jagmeet Singh (23%) as the best candidates, while Canadians expressed much lower levels of confidence in Yves-François Blanchet (4%, 18% in Quebec) and Annamie Paul (4%). Six percent said they did not know or refused to comment. Notably, based on current Ipsos polling data, Trudeau and Singh both poll ahead of overall vote intention for their parties (i.e., 36% of Canadians intend to vote for the Liberal party, and 39% say Trudeau is the best fit to be the Prime Minister), while O’Toole, Blanchet, ad Paul trail behind.

(Ipsos Canada)

20 August 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance

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*      AUSTRALIA

703-704-33  22% Of Esports Fans (~ 1.2 Million People) Say They Will Buy A Car Within The Next 12 Months (Click for Details)

 (Australia) According to YouGov data, there are 5.37 million Australians (18+) who have an interest in esports. This is already almost half of the 10.8 million Australians with the same level of interest in AFL and closing in on the 6.32 million Australian NRL fans. This is not a ‘niche’ group. Likewise, they are far more likely to be in the market for credit cards, loans and saving & investment accounts. When it comes to advertising, esports fans are more likely to say that advertising plays a role in their purchasing decisoins.

(YouGov Australia)

August 11, 2021

4.15 Society » Sports

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703-704-34  Australians Are Set To Spend Around $800 Million On Father’s Day Presents This Year With Alcohol And Food Topping The Gifts For Dad (Click for Details)

Father’s Day set to deliver an $800 million spending boon (Australia) Australians are set to spend around $800 million on Father’s Day presents this year with alcohol and food topping the gifts for dad, according to research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in conjunction with Roy Morgan.  People who plan on buying a gift will spend an average of $93 with 79% spending the same amount as last year with 13% to spend slightly more. Most (62%) already know what gift they’ll purchase while 38% are yet to decide.

(Roy Morgan)

August 15 2021

4.2 Society » Family

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703-704-35  NAB Likely To Leapfrog ANZ With 4.5 Million Customers Following Agreement To Purchase Citigroup’s Australian Business (Click for Details)

 (Australia) A look at the geographical distribution of the customers of the two banks shows that the Victorian-based NAB draws well over a fifth of its customers from Melbourne (22.6%) compared to only 18.9% in Sydney whereas this situation is reversed for Citibank – over a quarter of their 1 million odd customers are in Sydney (25.5%) compared to only 18.5% in Melbourne.

(Roy Morgan)

August 17 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence

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*    MULTI COUNTRY

703-704-36 Pfizer Vaccine Received A Net Positive Safety Score In Every Country Surveyed (Click for Details)

How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines seen as internationally? In both UAE and KSA, the Pfizer vaccine received a net positive score of +67 and +61 respectively, with the public seeing the vaccine to be more safe than unsafe. This is higher than its score in European countries like Bulgaria (+22), Croatia (+46), Romania (+42), Greece, and Hungary (+55 each). In fact, the lowest score the Pfizer vaccine received was in Bulgaria (+22), where 48% see it as safe compared to 25% who see it as unsafe.

(YouGov MENA)

August 9, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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703-704-37 Globally A Majority Of People Perceive A Strong Social Division, But This Is Particularly Common In South Africa (74%), Hungary (72%) And Brazil (72%) (Click for Details)

  Seen globally, in 16 of a total of 25 nations surveyed, a majority of people perceive a strong social division, but this is particularly common in South Africa (74%), Hungary (72%) and Brazil (72%). A majority of the population in this country also believes in a society of elites: two out of three respondents (66%), for example, are of the opinion that the economic system in Germany is manipulated in favor of the rich and powerful. Almost three quarters (73%) also believe that politicians always find a way to protect their privileges.

(Ipsos Germany)

9 August 2021

4.13 Society » Social Problems

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703-704-38 More Than Four Million People Are Known To Have Died Globally From Coronavirus During The Pandemic (Click for Details)

  The research, conducted in June in 20 European countries, shows that Hungarians are the most likely to believe lockdowns ‘do more harm than good’, at 42%. This is twice as many as those believing they ‘do more good than harm’, at 20%. Another three in ten Hungarians (28%) say they do both equally. Sentiment is similar in other southern and eastern European countries. A third of Croatians (34%), Bulgarians (33%) and Greeks (33%) say the drawbacks of lockdowns outweigh the benefits – in each case higher than the proportions that believe the opposite to be true (19% of Croatians, 30% of Bulgarians and 26% of Greeks).

(YouGov UK)

August 17, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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703-704-39 An Average Of 58% Globally Say They Want To Do Sports But There Is No Time To Do It (37%) (Click for Details)

Global views on exercise and team sports According to our Global Advisor research, the Netherlands is the most physically active of the 29 countries surveyed. On average, he spends 12.8 hours a week doing physical exercise or team sports, twice the global average of 6.1 for 29 countries. On the other hand, Brazilians appear to be the country with the least physical activity at three hours a week. Other countries reporting less than four hours of exercise per week are: France (3.7), Chile (3.7), Italy (3.6) and Japan (3.3).

(Ipsos Turkey)

17 August 2021

4.15 Society » Sports

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703-704-40 Only Seven Percent Of The Global Public In 29 Countries Who Participated In The Survey Believe That Their Country's Economies Are Recovering (Click for Details)

country economies According to the research we conducted for the World Economic Forum, respondents from 29 countries state that at least two years are required for the country's economies to recover due to the Covid-19 pandemic, three out of every four individuals. Only seven percent of the global public who participated in the survey believe that their country's economies are recovering, and 19 percent say they will recover within the next year. China is one of the most optimistic countries. 56% of respondents from China state that their economy is recovering. The most pessimistic country is Russia, with 66% of those who think that the economic recovery will take more than three years.

(Ipsos Turkey)

18 August 2021

3.6 Economy » Economic Globalization

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703-704-41 In Surveys Conducted In 2020-1, More Than Four-In-Ten Say That U S Foreign Assistance Helps Advance Women’s Rights And Strengthens Civil Society In Their Country (Click for Details)

Since 1946, the U.S. is estimated to have provided more than $346 billion dollars of assistance to countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Nevertheless, many citizens across the region actually favored an increase in aid from the U.S.  More than half of citizens in Jordan (69 percent), Sudan (63 percent), Lebanon (54 percent), Morocco (53 percent) and Egypt (52 percent) held this view, as did significant percentages in Palestine (49 percent), Iraq (48 percent), and Tunisia (45 percent).  Only in Libya and Algeria did fewer than a third favor increased levels of assistance from the U.S.

(Arabbarometer)

August 19, 2021

2.6 Foreign Affairs & Security » US image

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TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

British Public Equally Divided Over Withdrawal Of Military From Afghanistan

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British Public Equally Divided Over Withdrawal Of Military From Afghanistan

UK1Britons are split over Afghanistan military withdrawal - Ipsos MORINew polling shows that Britons are split on the British military withdrawing from  Afghanistan, with 39% of people saying it was the right thing to do and 40% saying it was the wrong decision.  The British public are more critical of the US withdrawing its troops, with 47% of people saying it was the wrong thing to do, however it is still not the majority of people. Nearer a third (31%) think the US made the right decision pulling their troops out of Afghanistan.

Britons are split on the British military withdrawing from Afghanistan, with 39% of people saying it was the right thing to do and 40% saying it was the wrong decision.

When it comes to future interventions, if the Taliban regime commits widespread human rights abuses or allows extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan, the most popular options are diplomatic/economic interventions (34%) and humanitarian interventions (32%), with the a third  agreeing with each  of these options.  One in five (22%) would support military interventions and a similar proportion (19%) think Britain shouldn’t intervene at all.   There are, however, significant differences between Conservative and Labour voters, with Conservative more likely to favour military intervention (29% vs. 21% of Labour voters) whereas Labour voters would support an humanitarian intervention (25% vs. 42%).

When It comes to future interventions by Britain, if the Taliban regime commits widespread human rights abuses or allows extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan, the most popular options are diplomatic/economic interventions (34%) and humanitarian interventions (32%), with the a third  agreeing with each  of these options.

The majority of people (52%) don’t think the British military campaign was effective in bringing stability to Afghanistan. Just one in three (34%) think it has been effective, which is down from 42% in 2015.

The majority of people (52%) don’t think the British military campaign was effective in bringing stability to Afghanistan. Just one in three (34%) think it has been effective, which is down from 42% in 2015.

The public also remain split on whether the military campaign was successful in preventing Afghanistan from being used as a base for terrorists to attack British interests. Two in five (42%) think it was effective, whilst another two-fifths (41%) say it wasn’t – this compares to 41% (effective) and 49% (ineffective) in 2015.

The public also remain split on whether the military campaign was successful in preventing Afghanistan from being used as a base for terrorists to attack British interests. Two in five (42%) think it was effective, whilst another two-fifths (41%) say it wasn’t – this compares to 41% (effective) and 49% (ineffective) in 2015.

Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos MORI, said:

The British public is divided over whether or not Britain was right to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, with 39% saying it was the right thing to do and 40% opposed. More feel America was wrong to withdraw, but even here not a majority (47%).   In terms of what happens next only 19% say we should do nothing; most want humanitarian measures and sanctions against the regime and humanitarian aid.

(Ipsos MORI)

19 August 2021

Source: https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/britons-are-split-over-afghanistan-military-withdrawal

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