Gilani’s Gallopedia©


From Gilani Research Foundation                January 2022, Issue # 723*

Compiled on a weekly basis since January 2007

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

This issue scores 61 out of 100 on Gilani-Gallopedia's Globality Index, showing coverage of world population, and 80 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 40 national & multi country surveys 7 polling organizations have been represented.

Asia And MENA:

Turkey (Health) – 01 national polls


Eswatini (Health) – 01 national polls

Euro Americas:

UK(National Trust, International Organizations, Lifestyle, Lifestyle , Well-Being), USA(Employment Issues, Employment Issues, Perceptions on Performance, Lifestyle), Canada(Lifestyle, Health) – 13 national polls

Multi-Country Studies:

YouGov UK – 02 Countries (Sports)

 Ipsos India  33 Countries (Consumer Confidence)

Topic of the Week:

Women Are More Likely Than Men To Feel Burned Out At Work, 34% Vs 26%, The Gap Has Only Widened During The Pandemic

Gilani-Gallopedia Globality Index


      ASIA AND MENA Regions

723-01 9 Out Of 10 People Are Aware Of The Omicron Variant (Click for Details)

koronavirüs ve toplum  (Turkey) According to the data of the research conducted in the first week of December; While 71% of the population in our country is aware of the Omicron variant, this rate has reached 85% today. It causes those who are aware of this variant to think more negatively about the duration of the epidemic. 8 out of 10 people think that the duration of the epidemic will be prolonged due to this variant.

(Ipsos Turkey)

27 December 2021

4.11 Society » Health


AFRICA Regions


*      AFRICA

723-02 Most Emaswati (78%) “Agree” Or “Strongly Agree” That Lockdown Restrictions Were Necessary To Limit The Spread Of COVID-19 (Click for Details)

(Eswatini) Most Emaswati (78%) “agree” or “strongly agree” that lockdown restrictions were necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19. About half (49%) say they found it “difficult” or “very difficult” to comply with the lockdown restrictions imposed by the government. Six in 10 Emaswati (60%) support the government’s decision to close schools.


27 December 2021

4.11 Society » Health



*      EUROPE

723-03 One In Four Britons Have Never Heard Of The Government’s Flagship ‘Levelling Up’ Strategy (Click for Details)

(UK) ‘Levelling up’ – the strategy set out by the Conservative party in their 2019 manifesto – is a plan to target investment in local infrastructure in left-behind communities in the UK. However, around a quarter of Britons (24%) have never heard of the term, according to a new YouGov survey. Another half (50%) have heard the term but either have no idea what it means or are not completely sure. A quarter (26%) say they know exactly what levelling up means.

(YouGov UK)

December 28, 2021

1.5 Domestic Politics » National Trust


723-04  Seven In Ten (70%) Britons Say They Have A Very Strong (39%) Or Fairly Strong (31%) Brexit Identity (Click for Details)

Seven in ten Britons still say  they have a strong Brexit identity (UK) New Ipsos MORI polling with the Economist shows seven in ten (70%) Britons say they have a very strong (39%) or fairly strong (31%) Brexit identity. This is in line with the proportion saying the same earlier this year in March (67%), although has softened from four in five (81%) in November 2019. The proportion saying they have a “very strong” Brexit identity has dropped from over half (55%) since 2019.

(Ipsos MORI)

29 December 2021

2.8 Foreign Affairs & Security » International Organizations


723-05  One In Seven Brits Is Making A New Year's Resolution This Year - Compared To One In Nine Who Did For 2021 (Click for Details)

(UK) This year, some 16% of Britons say they will make a New Year’s resolution – compared to 11% who say they made a resolution this time last year. The young are by far the most likely to be setting themselves a New Year’s resolution, with nearly a third (32%) of those aged between 18 and 24 doing so compared to 10% of those aged 55 and over. Another 41% say they want to commit to improving their diet, and 40% want to lose weight – including 34% of men and 44% of women.

(YouGov UK)

December 29, 2021

4.7 Society » Lifestyle


723-06  One In Eight Drinkers Plan To Try And Stay Sober For The First Month Of New Year (Click for Details)

 How many people will abstain from alcohol this January? | YouGov (UK) YouGov research shows that one in eleven people (9%) say they plan on giving up alcohol at the start of next year, compared to 55% who will continue to drink as normal. However, nearly one in three people (29%) say they don’t drink normally anyway. Taking these people into account means that some 12% of people who say they do drink are planning on giving it up for January, while 79% of drinkers will not. There is little difference among those saying they will take part, including some 11% of male drinkers and 14% women who drink.

(YouGov UK)

December 30, 2021

4.7 Society » Lifestyle


723-07  Britain's Best Of 2021 (Click for Details)

 (UK) Only a few days remain in 2021 as the year draws to a close. Many Britons will be glad to see the back of this year, and look forward to all that 2022 holds. In a round-up of the year, a YouGov survey askes Britons what their best bits were, from TV and film, world events, and notable people. The best answers in each category were gathered from an initial, open, question in which respondents answered in their own words. A subsequent survey asked Britons to choose between the most popular answers from the first survey. 

(YouGov UK)

December 31,2021

3.1 Economy » Well-Being



723-08 Women Are More Likely Than Men To Feel Burned Out At Work, 34% Vs 26%, The Gap Has Only Widened During The Pandemic (Click for Details) (USA) Working women report more on-the-job burnout than working men do, and the gap has only widened during the pandemic. In 2019, 30% of women and 27% of men said they "always" or "very often" felt burned out at work. That three-percentage-point gap expanded to 12 points in the pandemic-era months of 2020, from March to December, and has averaged eight points in 2021 -- 34% of women and 26% of men this year have reported feeling burned out.


DECEMBER 27, 2021

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues


723-09 Generation Z and millennials less engaged and more stressed at work (Click for Details)

(USA) According to Gallup's most recent State of the Global Workplace report, the pandemic affected younger workers' careers more negatively in 2020 than older workers'. Younger employees (those under 40) also experienced more stress and anger, lower employee engagement, and lower wellbeing than older workers. These results should be a warning sign for international leaders and global employers who care about the future of their institutions. When paired with pre-COVID data showing that wellbeing has been the No. 1 concern for young job seekers, it is clear that leaders must prioritize employee wellbeing to win in the future.


DECEMBER 28, 2021

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues


723-10 Over Half Of Americans Believe The Country's Economy Is Headed In The Wrong Direction (Click for Details)

 (USA) A Reuters/Ipsos poll from earlier this month (Dec 13-17) found that over half of Americans (56%) believe the national economy and the country generally is headed in the wrong direction. This is driven primarily by Republicans (81%), but over half of independents (59% and 63% for each) agree as well. Forty percent of Americans blieve the Democratic party has the better plan for healthcare, compared to only 27% who believe it is Republicans. Over half of Republicans (54%) say they would support Trump as the Republican nominee for President in 2022, Ron DeSantis is a distant second at 11%, 14% say they aren’t sure.

(Ipsos US)

29 December 2021

3.1 Economy » Perceptions on Performance


723-11 American Have Mixed Expectations On The Start Of New Year (Click for Details)

Mixed expectations (USA) Year two of the pandemic draws to a close. What a rollercoaster it’s been. Yet also like last year, there is still hope on the horizon. Early last year, vaccines appeared to promise the end of COVID once and for all. While that did not play out exactly as hoped, we can take heart in the fact the current spike will cause less severe illness in some cases, in part because so many more people are vaccinated now.

(Ipsos US)

31 December 2021

4.7 Society » Lifestyle


723-12 Finances, Forecasts And Fireworks: Four In Ten (41%) Canadians Are Hailing In The New Year With A Resolution About Their Financial Wellbeing (Click for Details)

(Canada) As central banks around the world are adjusting their monetary policy toolkits in the attempt to tamp down decades-high inflationary trends, financial health also dominates Canadians’ forecasts for the coming New Year. A recent Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News reveals that four in ten (41%) Canadians will make a New Year’s resolution about their finances. Nearly half (48%) are resolved to pay off debts in 2022, while the same proportion (48%) considers the price of groceries and food to be the main barrier to their financial security.

(Ipsos Canada)

28 December, 2021

4.7 Society » Lifestyle


723-13 Canadians Remain Resilient: Despite The Roller Coaster Of 2021, Most Canadians Have A Positive Outlook On Their Personal Happiness, Health Closing Out The Year (Click for Details)

(Canada) A new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News finds that Canadians retain a remarkable level of positivity about their personal situation in spite of the challenges 2021 has presented, consistent with how they felt closing out 2020. While just under half (46%) of Canadians agree that 2021 was better than they thought it would be, a strong majority rate their personal happiness (77%), health (76%), and social life (69%) positively. Compared to this time last year, Canadians’ ratings of their health are down slightly (-4 pts), but their ratings of their social lives have increased by nine points.

(Ipsos Canada)

30 December, 2021

4.11 Society » Health



723-14 Buzzing Car Brands Among American And British Gamers (Click for Details)

Buzzing car brands among American and British gamers | YouGov  The automotive sector and gaming sector have close ties. According to data collected by YouGov Profiles, racing games are the fourth most popular category of games played on consoles or PCs among Brits. In light of the recent launch of Forza Horizon 5 and the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 7 next quarter, we look at the car brands that are resonating among video gamers in Great Britain and the United States this holiday season. We dip into data from YouGov BrandIndex to list out the top brands that are generating Buzz among gamers in each market.

(YouGov UK)

December 31, 2021

4.15 Society » Sports


723-15 Circa 2022 Will Be Better Than 2021, 71% Agree Globally In 33 Markets (Click for Details)

8 in 10 urban Indians (80%) and 61% of the global citizens polled predict the Economy to emerge stronger in 2022. The markets most optimistic were China (87%), India (80%), and Saudi Arabia (79%). The least optimistic were Turkey (40%), Belgium (44%) and Russia (45%). Further, there is optimism around city centres getting busy again with life limping back ro normalcy around people getting back to offices again – 7 in 10 agree globally (71%), India has 3 in 4 agreeing (74%) and interestingly, all 33 markets have more number of respondents feeling optimistic – markets at the top were China (87%), Malaysia (86%), Netherlands (81%) and Israel (80%).

(Ipsos India)

30 December 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence



Women Are More Likely Than Men To Feel Burned Out At Work, 34% Vs 26%, The Gap Has Only Widened During The Pandemic

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Women Are More Likely Than Men To Feel Burned Out At Work, 34% Vs 26%, The Gap Has Only Widened During The Pandemic women report more on-the-job burnout than working men do, and the gap has only widened during the pandemic.

In 2019, 30% of women and 27% of men said they "always" or "very often" felt burned out at work. That three-percentage-point gap expanded to 12 points in the pandemic-era months of 2020, from March to December, and has averaged eight points in 2021 -- 34% of women and 26% of men this year have reported feeling burned out.

Line graph. Trend in percentage of U.S. employees who always or very often feel burned out at work, by gender. Burnout among women was 30% in 2019 but expanded to 34% in 2020 and remains 34% in 2021. Burnout among men was 27% in 2019, fell to 22% in 2020 and is 26% in 2021.

The expanded gender gap in worker burnout seen during the pandemic is the result of two shifts since 2019 -- increased burnout among women and decreased burnout among men. Burnout among men has varied, dipping significantly to 22% in 2020 and then rising to 26% this year, but is still just below the 27% recorded in 2019. By contrast, women's burnout increased four points to 34% in 2020 and remains at that level in 2021.

Why Does the Burnout Gender Gap Matter, and What Is Contributing to It?

To be clear, burnout among working men is still far too common, with about one in four currently experiencing it on a regular basis. Employees who reach this breaking point of always or very often feeling burned out at work are 23% more likely to visit the emergency room, 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6 times as likely to leave their employer. Burnout is a serious workplace issue for all genders, races, ethnicities and job types.

However, the disproportionate increase in burnout among working women during the pandemic has resulted in a third of them dealing with it as a routine part of their job -- a figure that demands attention.

To help inform how this imbalance can be rectified, Gallup researchers studied several factors that could potentially be associated with the expanded gap. A key discovery is that there is no simple answer -- instead, several potential factors emerged requiring further exploration.

The following considerations and insights can help spark important conversations about closing the burnout gender gap.

Remote Work

Women who spend part of their week working remotely (hybrid) are at higher burnout risk (38% in 2021) than women who work exclusively from home (31%) or fully on-site (34%). In contrast, burnout among men tends to be unrelated to their remote work arrangement -- their burnout risk is the same regardless of whether they work fully on-site, work exclusively from home or are hybrid.

Turning to workplace hypotheses, are women being tasked with more of the team coordination and communication activities associated with a hybrid environment where people have highly individualized work schedules? Sixty percent of employees in remote-capable jobs prefer to be hybrid workers long-term. Thus, now is the time to start discussing what that means for women.

Roles and Responsibilities

The burnout gender gap is relatively consistent across most industries and, importantly, is just as evident among white-collar workers as among workers at large.

But within organizations, there is a sizable burnout gender gap among workers who are in individual contributor or project manager roles. Women in these types of positions are significantly more likely than their male counterparts to feel burned out, suggesting they could be dealing with different workload expectations during the pandemic -- either at home, at the office or both.

Conversely, there is little difference by gender in burnout among workers in managerial positions. These findings suggest that workload and support may be more equitable between genders for people in managerial roles than in individual contributor and project manager roles.


The gap in burnout between men and women is just as wide among workers without school-age children (under 18) as among those with school-age children.

When specific aspects of childcare are studied, notable contributions to the gender gap in burnout emerge, but none of these factors prove to be the clear driving force behind the gap. For instance, caring for children and experiencing interruptions to school and daycare are prime ways the pandemic has disrupted people's normal lives, but these factors only modestly affect the burnout gender gap.

This may not be entirely surprising, as schools largely found ways to reopen after the initial surge of the pandemic and people have acclimated to their new work routines. Additionally, previous Gallup research demonstrates that burnout tends to be most strongly influenced by how people experience work and how they are managed.

Nonetheless, family responsibilities and work-life balance are part of every parent's wellbeing equation and should be part of the burnout discussion -- even if they are not the direct causes of the burnout gender gap. As we continue to research the experiences of working mothers, further insights into factors contributing to their burnout will be explored.

Concerns About COVID-19

It's also important to note that the pandemic itself imposes disproportionate stress on women, as women are much more likely than men to say they worry about getting COVID-19. Workers of both genders who are "very" or "somewhat" worried about getting the virus are substantially more likely to be burned out. But because women are more likely to be in this high-worry group, they are also higher on burnout.

The concern here should be how the emotional stress created by the health aspect of the pandemic can stack on top of work-related responsibilities and challenges.

Recommendations for Employers

The heightened rate of burnout for working women necessitates immediate concern and action. Now is the time to address what may be systemically causing workload and stress disparities for women in your organization.

Here's what your organization can do to start the conversation and shrink the burnout gender gap:

  1. Assess, act, repeat. Identify where burnout exists within your workforce. Driving change starts with accurately assessing the problem and using your employees' own personal experiences with burnout to inform and inspire action.

Gallup recommends routinely measuring and tracking workplace teams' wellbeing and engagement using brief employee surveys to unearth hidden challenges -- like the burnout gender gap. These insights can help identify where your greatest burnout risks are occurring. Data alone won't solve the problem, but these facts will help start the right conversations needed to uncover the right answers and create accountability for solving them.

  1. Arm teams to beat burnout. Preventing burnout fundamentally comes down to teaching your managers and teams to have meaningful conversations about what is causing and compounding their stress.

Start by discussing the top five causes of burnout Gallup discovered and what your team can do about them. Pay special attention to the cultural, procedural and systemic factors that may be affecting women differently. Follow up with regular check-ins designed to identify potential burnout risks your team is facing and inform the creation of new norms to better support one another.

Because the No. 1 cause of burnout is feeling treated unfairly at work, alarm bells should be ringing if your conversations or data uncover a gender gap in burnout or in how people believe they are treated at work. And given their elevated burnout rate, be especially vigilant about your burnout surveillance for women working hybrid (partly on-site, partly at home).

  1. Manage your managers. Managers are the most important people in your organization when it comes to building a culture of high engagement and wellbeing -- but new Gallup research has discovered they are now among the most likely to feel burned out.

At the same time, leaders and managers should be mindful that their personal experiences and circumstances with gender equality at work may be very different than those of the team members they lead.


DECEMBER 27, 2021





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