Gilani’s Gallopedia©


From Gilani Research Foundation   January 2023, Issue # 776*

Compiled on a weekly basis since January 2007

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

This issue scores 70 out of 100 on Gilani-Gallopedia's Globality Index, showing coverage of world population, and 86 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 18 national & multi-country surveys 11 polling organizations have been represented.

Asia And MENA:

Indonesia (Health ), Pakistan (Environment), Saudi Arabia (Consumer Confidence)  03 national polls


Angola (Crime)  01 national polls

Euro Americas:

UK(Elections, Health, Inflation), Russia (Consumer Confidence), Germany (Russia/Ukraine War), USA (National Image, Gender Issues, Consumer Confidence, Employment Issues), Canada (  Employment Issues, Health) 11 national polls


Multi-Country Studies:

Ipsos France – 14 Countries (Russia/Ukraine War)

Ipsos Brazil – 36 Countries (Well-Being)

Ipsos Australia – 29 Countries (Social Problems)

Topic of the Week:

Assisted Dying: A Crime Or A Blessing

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      ASIA AND MENA Regions

776-01 Vegetarian And Vegan Lifestyles Among Indonesians (Click for Details)

Vegetarian and Vegan Lifestyles Among Indonesians – Snapcart(Indonesia) The number of vegetarians and vegans are rising. According to some studies, the approximate number of vegans are less than 1% of the world population. And based on the most recent United Nations estimates, the world population in 2022 will be 8.0 billion. Therefore, the total number of vegans in the world in 2022 will be approx 80 million. In addition, according to the data from Indonesian Vegetarian Society (IVS), 2019 was a vegan year, where vegan community started to develop in some countries. So since then, many world-class entrepreneurs have flocked to develop a vegetarian restaurant business. This phenomenon is also confirmed by Diana Beauty, as a vegan enthusiast who lives in Indonesia.


January 2, 2023

4.11 Society » Health


776-02 74% Pakistanis Think That The Quality Of Air In Their Area/City Is Good (Click for Details)

(Pakistan) According to a survey conducted by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 74% Pakistanis think that the quality of air in their area/city is good. A nationally representative sample of adult men and women from across the country was asked the following question regarding, “On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is “very bad” and 5 is “very good”, how would you rank each of the following services?- The quality of air in your area/city” 5% said it is very bad, 6% said it is bad, 16% said the air quality in their city/area school is average, 53% said that this it is good while 21% said that it is very good.

(Gallup Pakistan)

January 6, 2023

4.14 Society » Environment


*      MENA

776-03 8 Out Of 10 In Saudi Arabia Are Optimistic That 2023 Will Be Better Than 2022  (Click for Details)

Spotlight*KSA: Predictions 2023 | Ipsos(Saudi Arabia) In this Spotlight*KSA report, we asked those living in Saudi Arabia about their outlook for 2023 covering various topics including the economy, environment, and society. On a personal level, 8 out of 10 in Saudi Arabia are optimistic that 2023 will be better than 2022 while 77% are planning their personal resolutions to work on in 2023. When it comes to the economy, 71% believe the global economy will be better in 2023.

(Ipsos Saudi Arabia)

5 January 2023

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence


                    AFRICA Regions

776-04 In Angola, Gender-Based Violence Is Seen As The Top Challenge To Women's Rights (Click for Details)

(Angola) Gender-based violence (GBV) threatens the health, well-being, and lives of women throughout Angolan society. The most recent Multiple Indicator and Health Survey reports that 32% of Angolan women have suffered physical violence since the age of 15; 8% will be victims of sexual violence at some point in their lives; and 34% have been victims of physical or sexual violence perpetrated by their husbands or partners. A majority (62%) of Angolans say violence against women and girls is “very common” (27%) or “somewhat common” (35%) in their community.


5 January 2022

4.12 Society » Crime


             EURO-AMERICA Regions

*      EUROPE

776-05 The Number Of Leave Voters Who Think It Was Wrong For Britain To Vote Leave The EU Has Been Steadily Increasing Since 2021 (Click for Details)

(UK) The number of Leave voters who think it was wrong for Britain to vote leave the EU has been steadily increasing since 2021, hitting a record 19% in November 2022. Respondents were asked to answer in their own words (rather than choosing from a list of options) and the top reason given, at 25%, is just a general sense that things have gotten worse since Brexit. Slightly more specifically, the second most common answer given by Leave voters who have changed their mind is the current state of the economy / the rising cost of living, at 19%.

(YouGov UK)

January 06, 2022

1.1 Domestic Politics » Elections


776-06 Assisted Dying: A Crime Or A Blessing (Click for Details)

John Humphrys - Assisted dying: A crime or a blessing? | YouGov(UK) For very good reasons the nation has become preoccupied with the state of the National Health Service. What could possibly be more important than our health? To which some might say: the way we end our lives or the lives of our loved ones if their suffering becomes intolerable. In this country it is a crime to help someone end their life. Should that continue to be the case? The House of Commons health and social care committee has begun an inquiry into whether changes should be made to the laws governing assisted dying and assisted suicide.

(YouGov UK)

January 06, 2022

4.11 Society » Health


776-07 UK Grocery Price Inflation Fuels First Ever £12 Billion Christmas (Click for Details)

(UK) Take-home grocery sales increased by 7.6% in the 12 weeks to 25 December 2022 according to our latest figures. Year-on-year growth in December was even higher at 9.4%, the fastest rate recorded since February 2021, with sales reaching a new record at £12.8 billion. Monthly grocery sales were a whopping £1.1 billion higher in December versus last year, breaching the £12 billion mark for the first time.


04 January 2022

3.4 Economy » Inflation


776-08 Russians' Spending Increased In The Last Week Of 2022 (Click for Details)

(Russia) Research holding Romir presents data on the weekly spending index (WPI) and the weekly average bill index (WIN). In the period from December 26, 2022 to January 1, 2023, the average weekly spending of Russians increased by 8.6% compared to the previous week. Weekly spending index  amounted to 6890 rubles. In annual dynamics, the index rose by 7.3%. The average check index  increased by 7.8% compared to the previous week and amounted to 803 rubles in monetary terms. Compared to the same period last year, the average check is 0.1% higher.


January 3, 2022

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence


776-09 The Ukraine War And The 9-Euro Ticket Are The Events Of The Year 2022 For Germans (Click for Details)

Germany's 9-euro ticket isn't over – DW – 08/31/2022(Germany) The year 2023, which has just begun, allows us to look back on the past: 2022 has been history for a few days. For the Germans, Russia's attack on Ukraine in February 2022 and the resulting war in Ukraine was the event of the year: Out of a total of 44 events surveyed, they named the Ukraine war most frequently as one of the events of the year (55 percent). The 9-euro ticket for German local transport (38 percent), which could be purchased monthly from June to August 2022, followed at a little distance for all Germans. This was particularly significant for the 18 to 24 year olds (50 percent) and was the most frequently mentioned event for this age group.

(YouGov Germany)

January 05, 2022

2.11 Foreign Affairs & Security » Russia/Ukraine War



776-10 Americans Largely Pessimistic About U S Prospects In 2023 (Click for Details)

(USA) Coming off several challenging years, Americans enter 2023 with a mostly gloomy outlook for the U.S. as majorities predict negative conditions in 12 of 13 economic, political, societal and international arenas. When offered opposing outcomes on each issue, about eight in 10 U.S. adults think 2023 will be a year of economic difficulty with higher rather than lower taxes and a growing rather than shrinking budget deficit. More than six in 10 think prices will rise at a high rate and the stock market will fall in the year ahead, both of which happened in 2022. In addition, just over half of Americans predict that unemployment will increase in 2023, an economic problem the U.S. was spared in 2022.


JANUARY 3, 2022

1.5 Domestic Politics » National Image


776-11 60% Of U S Adults Say That Whether Someone Is A Man Or Woman Is Determined By Their Sex At Birth (Click for Details)

(USA) Overall, 60% of U.S. adults say that whether someone is a man or woman is determined by their sex at birth, while 38% say someone can be a man or woman even if that is different from their sex at birth, according to a May 2022 Pew Research Center survey. Most Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (86%) say someone’s gender is determined by sex at birth, while a majority of Democrats and Democratic leaners (61%) say someone’s gender can differ from their sex at birth.


JANUARY 4, 2022

4.5 Society » Gender Issues


776-12 Public Expectations Out Of 2023 (Click for Details)

2023 (USA) It’s only been six days into 2023, and the country is already experiencing some history. The fractured Republican majority still has not elected the Speaker of the House. With over a dozen rounds of voting (and counting), this is the most rounds of voting that's been required to elect the Speaker since 1859. Inflation climbed to 40-year highs as COVID became less of a priority for the public. At the personal and country-level, a majority of Americans feel the past year was bad for themselves and their family, far more than the number of people who felt this way before the pandemic. Despite the historic hurdles the country went through in 2020 and 2021, decisive majorities held out hope that the new year would be better than the past year.

(Ipsos USA)

6 January 2022

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence


776-13 Two In Five Americans Also Say They Are More Likely To Look For A New Job Should The FTC Ban Noncompete Clauses (Click for Details)

(USA) In the day after the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) proposed new rule that would prohibit employers from having their employees sign noncompete agreements, an Ipsos poll finds that over one in three Americans (38%) have heard of the FTC's announcement. After given more information, the public and employed Americans alike are split on whether noncompete agreements are good or bad for the American economy. However, three in five Americans (61%), including two-thirds of those who are currently employed (66%), support the FTC's proposed ban on non-competes.

(Ipsos USA)

6 January 2022

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues


776-14 Two-Thirds (65%) Of Working Canadians Say They Have Achieved A Better Work-Life Balance In 2022 (Click for Details)

Two-Thirds (65%) of Working Canadians Say They Have Achieved a Better Work-Life Balance in 2022 (Canada) The pandemic has allowed many working Canadians to embrace the benefits of working from home. However, some Canadians who adopted this new lifestyle are expecting changes to the workplace in the upcoming year. According to a recent Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, 65% of working Canadians say that they have achieved a better work-life balance in 2022, yet 36% of those who worked from home in 2022 expect to return to the office on a regular basis next year. The catch? Most Canadians working from home – 70% to be exact, don’t want to.

(Ipsos Canada)

4 January 2022

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues


776-15 Six In Ten (61%) Canadians Say Covid-19 Is Still A Concern For Them (Click for Details)

(Canada) Six in ten (61%) Canadians disagree (39% strongly/23% somewhat) that COVID-19 is not a concern for them, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Three quarters (74%) of those over the age of 55 say this is the case while fewer Canadians aged 35-54 (57%) or 18-34 (50%) say it is a concern, indicating the lasting impact of COVID-19 and how it is still influencing the lives of Canadians. Regionally, Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents (68%), Ontarians (65%) and those living in British Columbia (63%) are most likely to hold this opinion, followed by Quebec (58%), Atlantic Canada (57%) and Alberta (52%). However, 39% of Canadians say it is not a concern (13% strongly/25% somewhat).

(Ipsos Canada)

6 January 2022

4.11 Society » Health



776-16 Digitization Of Banking Behavior Around The World In 14 Countries (Click for Details)

French banking behaviorWhile the traditional bank remains the dominant model, with nearly 3 out of 4 French customers still being exclusively customers of a traditional bank (72% compared to only 54% in the United States), close to 1 out of 4 French customers say they are customers of both a traditional bank and an online bank (23%), while exclusive customers of online banks are very much in the minority (5% in France against 8% in the United States). 80% of French customers consult their accounts at least once a week (79% in Europe) and almost 1 in 2 even do so at least once a day (45%).

(Ipsos France)

January 4, 2022

3.9 Economy » Financial systems & Institutions


776-17 Optimism For 2023, The Global Average Is 45% Around 36 Nations (Click for Details)

 Six out of ten Brazilians (57%) believe they will receive a salary increase next year. The data was obtained from the survey "Global Inflation Monitor", carried out by Ipsos. Of the 36 nations that make up the survey, Brazil occupies the 2nd position among the most optimistic countries, behind only Colombia (60%). The global average is 45%. At the other end, citizens who least expect salary increases are in Italy, Japan and Peru. In these countries, the rates were 19%, 22% and 28%, respectively.

(Ipsos Brazil)

5 January 2022

3.1 Economy » Well-Being


776-18 What Worries The World – December 2022, A Survey Among 29 Countries (Click for Details)

 The cost of living remains the biggest concern globally, however, for the first time since July 2020, worry has dropped compared to the previous month, down two percentage points (40%) from November. 11 countries - Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, GB, Poland, Saudi Arabia, the US, and Turkey - cite inflation as their top worry. This is down from 13 in November. Across all countries, worry about inflation is followed by poverty & social inequality (31%), crime & violence (28%), unemployment (26%), and financial & political corruption (24%) which together make up the top five global worries.

(Ipsos Australia)

5 January 2022

4.13 Society » Social Problems



Assisted Dying: A Crime Or A Blessing

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.

 Assisted Dying: A Crime Or A Blessing


John Humphrys - Assisted dying: A crime or a blessing? | YouGovFor very good reasons the nation has become preoccupied with the state of the National Health Service. What could possibly be more important than our health? To which some might say: the way we end our lives or the lives of our loved ones if their suffering becomes intolerable. In this country it is a crime to help someone end their life. Should that continue to be the case?

The House of Commons health and social care committee has begun an inquiry into whether changes should be made to the laws governing assisted dying and assisted suicide. It has produced a consultation paper summarising the existing law which makes clear that, although suicide and attempted suicide are not crimes, it is illegal for a person “to encourage or assist the suicide of another person. Euthanasia (healthcare professionals administering lethal drugs) is also illegal”. The committee wants to learn what we, the public, think about this and whether we would support a change in the law. It has produced a consultation paper which summarises the basis of the present law and is now trying to find out whether we ‘broadly agree” with it or “broadly disagree”.

Simple enough, one might think. But there’s nothing simple about assisted suicide. If ever there was an issue that gets to the very heart of our humanity, it is this. At the most basic level it is, indeed, profoundly simple. We either accept that no human has the right to help end the life of another human or we accept that we have a moral duty to end the suffering of another in certain extreme circumstances.

The Commons committee has, inevitably, been criticised for the way in which it is approaching its enquiry. Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood is a crossbench peer, a former justice of the Supreme Court, and one of those critics. He believes that the committee has got it “badly wrong” because it has failed to recognise what is being asked for by those who want the law to be changed. They are not, he says, demanding a wholesale rejection of the existing law but rather its “narrowly circumscribed modification.”

In an article for The Times he wrote: “Their case is quite simply that, subject to certain precisely specified conditions and safeguards, terminally ill patients in the last six months of their expected lives should be able to request a doctor’s assistance to accelerate their death. It is this that is being sought by Dignity in Dying and other such campaign groups and has been the subject of successive private members’ bills successfully promoted in the House of Lords.”

What worries Lord Brown and many who share his view is that if most of us tell the committee that we “broadly disagree” with the existing law it will be taken to mean that we are in favour of encouraging and assisting prospective suicides and, indeed, euthanasia. Therefore, he says, the committee is asking the wrong question. The right question is whether there are “any circumstances in which the law should permit a terminally ill patient to seek, and a doctor then to provide, assistance in accelerating that patient’s death?”

If we answer yes to that question, he says, “it will plainly then be necessary to discuss and decide in what circumstances and subject to precisely what conditions such assistance should be lawful.”

But even this would be a step too far for those who oppose any form of assisted dying. One of the leading campaigners against it, Baroness Findlay, argues that even the term “assisted dying” is a euphemism for assisting suicide and, ultimately, euthanasia. Others claim that in countries which have legalised euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide there have been sharp increases in the number of people who have been helped to die because, for instance, they suffer from some depressive illness. That’s in spite of safeguards which make it clear that doctors should help someone die only if that person has no more than six months to live and is suffering terribly. Some doctors say it can often be very difficult to estimate how long a person has to live.

Professor Kevin Yuill, the chief executive of Humanists Against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, asks: “If we define assisted suicide as medicine for unbearable suffering … how can we deny it to anyone who is suffering? Is it possible to keep safeguards in place when access has been widened in every jurisdiction where it has been legalised? Is it right to direct some towards suicide and others towards suicide prevention? We can respond with compassion in rare cases where assisting a death is appropriate. But we should not remove the moral imperative to prevent suicide embodied in the 1961 Suicide Act. One need not be Christian to believe in the commandment “thou shalt not kill”.

Others argue that the key element in this highly charged debate is personal choice. If suicide is no longer a criminal offence why should we make it a crime to help somebody who is desperate to put an end to their suffering?

Sarah Wootton, the chief executive of Dignity in Dying, says campaigners like Baroness Findlay are wrong to claim that evidence from overseas suggests assisted dying inevitably leads to form of euthanasia: “The truth is there has been a shift towards giving dying people the right to decide how and when they die, simply because without that choice some are forced to suffer or to take matters into their own hands. We are, in several UK jurisdictions, on the cusp of a change in the law. While those with personal objections to assisted dying will no doubt try to hold back the tide, there are many more who recognise that giving dying people choice and dignity is right.”

Many, of course, will argue that this is not one of those clearcut debates about right and wrong. They will point to their personal experiences of loved ones who are suffering with a terminal illness and simply want to end their suffering.

I have a close friend whose wife, a nurse in her early fifties, was diagnosed with terminal cancer after an exploratory operation and given three months to live. She was told by her doctors that chemotherapy would probably extend that by a couple of months, but she decided she wanted to spend the rest of her time living as close to a “normal” life as possible. When she left the hospital she was handed a bottle of diamorphine and told she could take as much as she needed if the pain became intolerable. The implication was clear. If she wanted to end her suffering they had given her the means to do so. In fact, she was eventually admitted to a wonderful hospice and died a peaceful death with the minimum of pain.

I offer that sad story not as hard evidence for one side of this debate or the other. It is one of those infinitely complex issues where our individual experiences may influence us far more than statistics or intellectual or even spiritual argument.

But if you are one of those whose opinions are sought by our legislators how will you respond? Do you want to change the law on assisted dying or keep it as it stands?

(YouGov UK)

January 06, 2023




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