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From Gilani Research Foundation               February 2022, Issue # 729*

Compiled on a weekly basis since January 2007

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

This issue scores 100 out of 100 on Gilani-Gallopedia's Globality Index, showing coverage of world population, and 100 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 20 national & multi country surveys 5 polling organizations have been represented.

Asia And MENA:

India (Science & Technology), Turkey (Energy Issues), UAE (Employment Issues) – 03 national polls

Africa:

Morocco (Immigration, Environment) 02 national polls

Euro Americas:

UK(Perceptions on Performance, Inflation, Elections ), France (Crime, Sports), Germany (Health), USA(Health, Performance Ratings, National History), Canada (National Trust), Australia (Health) 11 national polls

Multi-Country Studies:

YouGov Philippines – 25 Countries (Health)

YouGov UK – 24 Countries (Lifestyle)

YouGov UK – 13 Countries (Ethnicity)

YouGov Sweden – 17 Countries (Media/New Media)

Topic of the Week:

43% Of Americans Think Tackling Racism Should Be A “High Priority” For The US, Survey Of 13 Western Countries

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      ASIA AND MENA Regions

729-01 Youtube Tops Yougov’s Best Buzz Rankings 2021 In India (Click for Details)

(India) YouTube has dethroned its parent company Google to become the top-ranked brand in YouGov’s Best Buzz Rankings 2021 in India (51.4). Google, which had previously held the top spot (in 2018 & 2019) dropped down one place to second (50.1) in the 2021 rankings. YouGov’s BrandIndex measures the public’s perception of brands on a daily basis across a range of metrics. The annual Buzz rankings are compiled using Buzz scores from the entire years’ worth of data. Buzz scores measure whether people have heard anything positive or negative about a brand during the previous two weeks and the scores are reported as NET scores.

(YouGov India)

February 10, 2022

3.11 Economy » Science & Technology

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729-02 According To 55% Of Turkish People Their Electricity Expenses Are Very Difficult For Them (Click for Details)

(Turkey) 55% of individuals state that their electricity expenses are very difficult for them. In addition to electricity expenses, other expense items that force the citizens to come to the fore are clothing, natural gas, household cleaning and food products. However, in general, it is seen that all kinds of expense items force individuals. While 66% of individuals try to meet their minimum needs in grocery shopping and keep their expenses to a minimum by giving up some categories.

(Ipsos Turkey)

7 February 2022

3.10 Economy » Energy Issues

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729-03 Young Adults Are Affected The Most By UAE's New Work Week Policy (Click for Details)

Young adults are affected the most by UAE's new work week policy   (UAE) As the UAE moved to a new week work schedule this year, YouGov’s latest survey reveals young adults in the country seem to be most affected by this transition. Across different age groups, a higher proportion of young adults aged 18-24 claim to be affected by this change (at 76%) as compared to older adults aged 35-44 (59%) or 45+ (49%). Currently, a majority (79%) in the UAE claim their organization has made a switch to the new workday policy. Of these, the proportions claiming to follow a four-and-a-half-day workweek (Mon- Fri noon) and a new five-day work week (Monday-Friday) are similar (47% and 53%, respectively).

(YouGov MENA)

February 11, 2022

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues

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                    AFRICA Regions

729-04 More Than Two-Thirds (68%) Of Moroccans “Agree” Or “Strongly Agree” That Immigrants Strengthen The Country’s Cultural Diversity (Click for Details)

(Morocco) More than two-thirds (68%) of Moroccans “agree” or “strongly agree” that immigrants strengthen the country’s cultural diversity. More than half (52%) of citizens say immigrants help fill vacant jobs (52%), and only about one-third (35%) see immigrants as increasing levels of crime and insecurity. More than eight in 10 citizens express tolerant attitudes toward immigrants and foreign workers, saying they would like (22%) or would not mind (59%) having them as neighbors.

(Afrobarometer)

9 February 2022

4.8 Society » Immigration

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729-05 About Four In 10 Moroccans Have Not Heard Of Climate Change (Click for Details)

(Morocco) More than six in 10 Moroccans (61%) say they have heard of climate change, a 7- percentage-point increase compared to 2018 (54%) . Men and highly educated, economically well-off, young and urban citizens are more likely to be aware of climate change than women and less educated, poorer, older, and rural respondents.

(Afrobarometer)

11 February 2022

4.14 Society » Environment

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*      EUROPE

729-06 Public Criticism Of Conservatives’ Handling Of The Economy Continues To Grow (Click for Details)

Public criticism of Conservatives' handling of the economy continues to grow  | YouGov (UK) The economy is now seen by Britons as the most important issue facing the country, jumping 12 points since last week from 45% to 57%. This is the highest percentage of people picking the issue since March last year. Last week the issue was tied in first place but is now 15-points ahead over second-placed health (42%), with the environment languishing in a distant third, at 27%. The percentage of Britons who say the government are handling the economy badly has gone up seven points since last week, from 57% to 64%.

(YouGov UK)

February 09, 2022

3.1 Economy » Perceptions on Performance

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729-07 Consumer Confidence Slips As Britons’ Household Finance Concerns Increase (Click for Details)

(UK) The (then-speculative) increase in UK energy bills has already had an impact on consumer confidence, according to the newest analysis from YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). While the overall index saw a decline of just one point from 110 to 109.0, scores across every metric except home value measures and business activity for the year ahead fell – in some cases, dramatically so. 

(YouGov UK)

February 09, 2022

3.4 Economy » Inflation

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729-08 Starmer And Labour Remain Unconvincing To Older Voters Almost Half (49%) Of The Over-55 Electorate Would Vote Conservative (Click for Details)

(UK) With recent events taking their toll on the Conservative party, a new YouGov looks at how the party is holding up among their most important supporters: older people. According to our data, almost half (49%) of the over-55 electorate would vote Conservative, while just over a quarter (28%) would vote Labour. Only 10% would vote Lib Dem, 5% Green, 4% Reform UK, and 3% for other parties.

(YouGov UK)

February 11, 2022

1.1 Domestic Politics » Elections

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729-09  31% Of Parents Declare That Their Children Have Been, At Least Once, Victim Of Cyber Violence (Click for Details)

Ipsos cyberharcèlement (France) More than 4 out of 10 French people have already been victims of online violence. Although this phenomenon particularly concerns 18-24-year-olds, 87% of whom declare having suffered a situation of cyber violence, it is not confined to this age group and affects the entire French population. If social networks and instant messaging appear to be the spaces most conducive to cyber violence, they are found in all digital spaces, from forums to dating applications, via SMS.

(Ipsos France)

February 9, 2022

4.12 Society » Crime

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729-10  1 In 10 French People Are Boycotting The Winter Olympics This Year (Click for Details)

(France) In general, the Winter Olympics mobilize the attention of two thirds of French people, 51% say they generally consider this event, if only for a few events, and 16% inquire at least about the results. A passion for the Winter Olympics which is first and foremost the fact of men, since ¾ of them say they have been let down by this event in general. As for the diplomatic boycott (following the allegations of human rights violations directed against China), although supported by 53% of public opinion, this does not translate into action: only 1 French out of 10 declares that he will boycott the Games this year.

(Ipsos France)

February 10, 2022

4.15 Society » Sports

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729-11  New Media Consumption Habits – But Which Ones Will Stick After The Pandemic (Click for Details)

(Germany) The current Global Media Outlook Report from YouGov shows that the trends from the past year are continuing. However, not all of the global developments were felt so clearly in Germany after the first year of the pandemic . At that time, less than a third of the adults surveyed in this country used streaming services – far below average. However, at 36 percent, the proportion of video-on-demand users is now at the level of the global average from 17 markets that the study compares with each other.

(YouGov Germany)

February 14, 2022

4.11 Society » Health

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729-12  58% Americans Favor Vaccine Requirement For Air Travel, But Fewer Back Requiring Vaccines To Dine Or Shop (Click for Details)

 (USA) Nearly two years after the coronavirus outbreak took hold in the United States, Americans are increasingly critical of the response to COVID-19 from elected officeholders and public health officials. Amid debates over how to address the surge in cases driven by the omicron variant, confusion is now the most common reaction to shifts in public health guidance: 60% of U.S. adults say they’ve felt confused as a result of changes to public health officials’ recommendations on how to slow the spread of the coronavirus, up 7 percentage points since last summer.

(PEW)

FEBRUARY 9, 2022

4.11 Society » Health

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729-13 Two-Thirds Of Black Protestants (65%) Approve Of The Job That Biden Is Doing As President (Click for Details)

(USA) Roughly two-thirds of Black Protestants (65%) approve of the job that Biden is doing as president, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 10-17. That is down sharply from 92% in March 2021, shortly after he took office. Today, 47% of religious “nones” – respondents who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – approve of Biden’s performance, down from 71% in April 2021 and 65% in March 2021. The share of “nones” who now approve of Biden is the lowest it has been since his inauguration, falling below the previous low of 55% in September 2021. 

(PEW)

FEBRUARY 10, 2022

1.2 Domestic Politics » Performance Ratings

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729-14 For (43%) Black Americans, Family And Friends Are A Primary Source Of Information On U S Black History (Click for Details)

Most black adults say race is central to their identity, feel connected to  black community | Pew Research Center (USA) Nearly nine-in-ten Black Americans say they are at least somewhat informed about the history of Black people in the United States, with family and friends being the single largest source of information about it, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of Black adults. About half of Black Americans (51%) say they are very or extremely informed about the history of Black people in the U.S. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) say they are somewhat informed, while 11% say they are a little or not at all informed.

(PEW)

FEBRUARY 11, 2022

1.6 Domestic Politics » National History

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729-15 Nearly Half (46%) Of Canadians Say They “May Not Agree With Everything” Trucker Convoy Says Or Does (Click for Details)

(Canada) Nearly half (46%) of Canadians say they “may not agree with everything the people who have taken part in the truck protests in Ottawa have said, but their frustration is legitimate and worthy of our sympathy.” The proportion of 18-34-year-olds who adopt this point of view is 61%, while those aged 35-54 (44%) and 55+ (37%) are much less likely to agree. Regionally, those in Alberta (58%) and Saskatchewan and Manitoba (58%) are most likely to align with this argument, while a sizeable minority in Quebec (47%), Ontario (44%), Atlantic Canada (43%), and British Columbia (36%) agree. Politically, most Conservative voters (59%) are on this side of the argument, while a minority of Bloc (44%), NDP (43%) and Liberal (30%) voters are also aligned.

(Ipsos Canada)

11 February 2022

1.5 Domestic Politics » National Trust

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*   AUSTRALIA

729-16 Roy Morgan Business Confidence Plunges 18.7pts To 101.5 In January As Omicron Variant Sweeps Australia (Click for Details)

(Australia) The plunge in January came as the Omicron variant swept Australia causing the infection of over 2 million Australians with COVID-19 and forcing millions more into isolation for being close contacts of confirmed cases. The disruption to businesses caused problems throughout the economy and led to breakdowns in supply chains which are only now being gradually rectified. On a State-based level there were monthly decreases across the board in January led by NSW, down 17.1pts (-13.7%) to 107.6, Victoria, down 22.6pts (-19%) to 96.3, Queensland, down 23.4pts (-20.2%) to 92.5 and South Australia, down 12.3pts (-11.2%) to 97.4.

(Roy Morgan)

February 10, 2022

4.11 Society » Health

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*   MULTICOUNTRY STUDIES

729-17 With The Emergence Of The Omicron Variant 25% Of APAC Consumers Are Delaying Their Travel Booking, Survey Carried out In 25 Countries (Click for Details)

Is APAC’s travel outlook for 2022 still gloomy?Latest data from YouGov Global Travel Profiles shows that over half of APAC consumers have domestic leisure trips planned for 2022. This ranges from more than 60% of consumers in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, over 50% of consumers in China, India and Australia, and more than 40% of consumers in the Philippines and Japan. Demand for international travel, while lower, is above 20% in most APAC markets – except for China (10%) and Japan (5%). This data gives travel marketers a head start as they assign their spending for the first quarter of 2022.

(YouGov Philippines)

February 7, 2022

4.11 Society » Health

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729-18 Conspiracy Theories People Around The World Believe In 2021 Across 24 Countries (Click for Details)

The theory that a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together, outside of official governments, had the highest average levels belief across all 24 countries out of our list of 12 popular conspiracy theories. Support for this theory was particularly prevalent in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, with 72%, 69% and 61% respectively saying they thought it was definitely or probably true. A further 17% of Kenyans, 22% of Nigerians and 27% of South Africans said they didn’t know either way: that it might be true, or it might be false.

(YouGov UK)

February 08, 2022

4.7 Society » Lifestyle

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729-19 43% Of Americans Think Tackling Racism Should Be A “High Priority” For The U S, Survey Of 13 Western Countries (Click for Details)

What should western nations prioritise? | YouGovBritain is among the top three of the nations surveyed who think combatting racism should be a “high priority” (55%), and a further 28% think it should be a “medium priority”. Only the Spanish (58%) and Greeks (59%) are more likely than Brits to think fighting racism should be a high priority for their nations. The United States, on the other hand, is third from bottom among the countries included in the survey. While some 43% of Americans think tackling racism should be a “high priority” for the US, another 18% think it should be a low priority or not a goal at all.

(YouGov UK)

February 08, 2022

4.3 Society » Ethnicity

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729-20 Globally, The Proportion Of Adults Who Are Likely To Use Each Type Of Media Is Increasing, A Study In 17 Markets (Click for Details)

 Globally, a larger proportion have increased their use of digital media such as websites / apps, social media and streaming of video services. The biggest change is noticeable in the use of websites / apps, something that 42% has spent more time on. At the same time, we see that an increasing proportion of global consumers have reduced their use of traditional media. For example, 19% spend less time listening to the radio, 18% read fewer newspapers or magazines and a corresponding proportion watch less linear television.

(YouGov Sweden)

February 9, 2022

4.6 Society » Media/ New Media

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TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

43% Of Americans Think Tackling Racism Should Be A “High Priority” For The U S, Survey Of 13 Western Countries

uThis page is devoted to opinions of countries whose polling activity is generally not known very widely or where a recent topical issue requires special attention.

What should western nations prioritise? | YouGov43% Of Americans Think Tackling Racism Should Be A “High Priority” For The US, Survey Of 13 Western Countries

Nations across the world face a vast array of issues and problems, from defence to societal issues and climate change. All of which could be argued to be just as pressing of an issue as the others, so with so much to juggle, what should their focus be?

Data from the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project shows how people living in major western nations think their governments should prioritise certain goals.

Should tackling racism be a priority for the West?

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 brought discussions of societal racism across the Western world to the forefront once again, with major protests across the United States, UK, and Europe. The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project shows that large majorities in all countries surveyed believed it should be a medium or high priority for their nations.

Britain is among the top three of the nations surveyed who think combatting racism should be a “high priority” (55%), and a further 28% think it should be a “medium priority”. Only the Spanish (58%) and Greeks (59%) are more likely than Brits to think fighting racism should be a high priority for their nations.

The United States, on the other hand, is third from bottom among the countries included in the survey. While some 43% of Americans think tackling racism should be a “high priority” for the US, another 18% think it should be a low priority or not a goal at all.

Should Western nations build up their military forces?

With an ever-growing Russian military presence on the borders of Eastern Europe, how much of a priority do people in the West feel their military presence overseas should be?

The survey, carried out last summer, found that those closer to the east are among the keenest to see a build-up of their nation’s forces, including nearly one in three Greeks (29%) and 20% of Poles who say that it should be a high priority for their country.

Despite already having one of the biggest militaries, 22% of those in the United States think increasing their military reach overseas should be a high priority, and a further 28% think it should be a medium priority. However, some 19% of Americans think it should not be a goal at all.

Among Britons, one in nine (11%) think building the reach of the British military should be a high priority goal for the UK, compared to 18% who think it should not be a goal at all. Hungarians (32%) and Germans (30%) are among the most likely to think their countries should not focus on their military influence overseas at all.

Should reducing immigration be a priority for the West?

Immigration has become a pressing issue across Europe in recent years, as people flee from conflict and unrest in other parts of the globe. Repeated crossings of the English Channel by migrants have become a particular point of contention between the British and French – but is it a priority issue?

There is a general consensus across major western nations that it is – however some nations are more divided than others. The Greeks (58%) and French (44%) are the most likely to say reducing immigration should be a high priory target for their nations – as do similar numbers of Swedes (43%), Hungarians (42%), and Italians (42%).

Around a third of Britons (32%) think reducing immigration should be a high priority for the UK, while 23% think it should be a medium priority. On the other hand, 20% say it should be a low priority, and 17% say it should not be a goal at all.

Poles (24%) and Canadians (23%) are the least likely to say their nations should make cutting immigration numbers a high focus target.

Should the West prioritise the equality of women?

Issues such as the MeToo movement and the gender pay gap have revealed that the sexes are not perhaps as equal as many like to think they are. Approaching two thirds of Greeks think that pursuing and promoting women's equality should be a “high priority” target for their country, while 62% of Spaniards think the same and so do 55% of Italians.

While most people in each nation surveyed think promoting women's equality should be a high or medium priority, Britain and the United States come bottom of the list in terms of those who think it should be a high priority (both 37%). A quarter of those in the United States (26%) think this should be either a low priority or not one at all.

Should being carbon neutral be a priority for the West?

In 2021, the industrialised nations of the world came together for the COP-26 climate change conference. While it might not have achieved all of its aims, the build-up certainly helped increase awareness around the issue.

Asked shortly before the conference kicked off, the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project found most people across the nations surveyed to be in favour of moving their economy towards greener alternatives and away from carbon-heavy industries – with Hungarians the most likely to say this should be a high priority (61%). Sentiment is similar among Greeks and Spaniards with 60% and 57% respectively thinking a green economy should be a high priority goal for their nations.

Among Britons, 49% say moving towards an eco-friendlier economy should be a high priority target for the UK, while a further 30% think it should be of medium priority. Only 14% think it should be either a low priority goal or not one at all. Across the pond, 38% of Americans think changing their economy away from polluting industries should be a high priority target. Another 34% think it should be a low priority target if one at all – the highest among the nations asked.

(YouGov UK)

February 08, 2022

Source: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/international/articles-reports/2022/02/08/what-should-western-nations-prioritise

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