BUSINESS & POLITICS IN THE WORLD

 

GLOBAL OPINION REPORT NO. 688

 

 

Week: April 26 –May 02, 2021

 

Presentation: May 07, 2021

 

 

Contents

 

SUMMARY OF POLLS. 5

ASIA   10

Google Tops Yougov’s 2021 Technology Rankings In India. 10

From 89% Saying The Government Has Handled The Covid Issue ‘Very’ Or ‘Somewhat’ Well In April 2020, This Number Has Declined To 59% At The End Of April 2021 In India. 13

Whatsapp Tops Yougov Singapore’s Technology Rankings 2021. 16

Two In Five Singaporeans Sceptical Of BNPL Services. 17

AFRICA.. 18

59 Percent Of Nigerians Diagnosed With Malaria Disease In The Last 3 Months. 19

WEST EUROPE.. 26

The Times Shows That Half Of Britons (50%) Think Johnson Did Indeed Make The Remark “Let The Bodies Pile High” Rather Than Imposing COVID-19 Lockdown. 26

Around Half Of People In The London Believe Who Is Mayor Has A Very (13%) Or Fairly (40%) Big Effect On Their Live. 28

Around Two-Thirds (63%) Of Britons Support The Uk Giving Some Of Its Vaccines To India But Not If It Leads To Delays In The Uk Vaccine Rollout 30

Around A Third Of Britons (35%) Think Boris Johnson Is Trustworthy. 33

51% Of Spaniards Respond To Feeling Safe At Work Thanks To The Measures Adopted To Avoid Covid-19. 35

NORTH AMERICA.. 37

An Overwhelming Majority Of U.S. Adults (91%) Say Either That Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medical And Recreational Use (60%) Or That It Should Be Legal For Medical Use Only (31%) 38

Three-In-Ten Black Americans Say Staying In Their Current Denomination Would Be Very Important If They Were Looking For A New Congregation. 42

The 19 Largest Asian Origin Groups In The United States Together Account For 97% Of The Nation’s Total Asian Population. 44

59% Of Americans Say They Are Bothered A Lot By The Feeling That Some Corporations And Wealthy People Don’t Pay Their Fair Share In Taxes. 53

AUSTRALIA.. 57

Over 7.5 Million Australians Aged (36%) Watched Afl Matches On Tv At Least Occasionally In 2020. 57

88% Australians Rate Nurses Very High Or High For Their Ethics And Honesty. 59

YouGov Australia’s Technology Rankings 2021. 68

MULTICOUNTRY STUDIES. 69

Three-Quarters Of Americans (73%) And Two-Thirds Of Brits (67%) Indicating They Play Games On Either An IOS Or Android Device. 69

In Germany, Three In Five People (60%) Say They Are Ready To Spend More On More Environmentally Friendly Products. 71

Global Public Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Passports For International Travel 72

 


 

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

 

This weekly report consists of twenty surveys. The report includes three multi-country studies from different states across the globe.

 

688-43-21/Commentary: Global Public Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Passports For International Travel

A new Ipsos survey for the World Economic Forum finds that, on average, about three in four adults across 28 countries agree that COVID-19 vaccine passports should be required of travelers to enter their country and that they would be effective in making travel and large events safe. About two in three say they should be required to access large public venues and as many expect they will be widely used in their country.

On the other hand, only about half agree they should be required for shops, restaurants, and offices. That same survey conducted online among over 21,000 adults between March 26 and April 9, 2021 finds that, on average across 28 countries, just 50% are comfortable allowing their government to access their personal health information and 40% in the case of private companies.

Another Ipsos survey conducted online among more than 15,000 adults across 12 countries, April 8-11, finds the global public sharply divided about whether only those who have been vaccinated should be allowed to take part in activities involving large groups of people such as taking public transit, flying, and attending cultural and sporting, or events.

Read the World Economic Forum article.

Detailed Findings

Views about vaccine passports

In the 28-country survey, Ipsos defined a COVID-19 vaccine passport as a record or health data certificate that would prove whether an individual has been vaccinated against COVID-19 or has recently tested negative for COVID-19, and that would be accessible electronically (e.g., on mobile phone apps) or as a printed document or card.

 

On average, globally:

  • 78% agree that travelers entering their country should be required to have a vaccine passport; a majority agree in each of the 28 countries surveyed – from 92% in Malaysia and 90% in Peru to 52% in Hungary and 58% in Poland;
  • 73% agree that vaccine passports would be effective in making travel and large events safe; a majority in every country agree – from 84% in mainland China and Argentina and 82% in Peru, Malaysia, and India, to 52% in Hungary and 53% in Russia;
  • 67% agree that large public venues should require a vaccine passport with the highest  agreement levels in India, Chile, and Malaysia (82% in all three), while Russia and Hungary are the only two countries surveyed where fewer agree (31% and 47%, respectively) than disagree (59% and 49%);
  • 66% agree that vaccine passports will be widely used in their country by the end of the year, with wide differences across countries – eight in ten in India and Peru agree (81% both) while it is the case of fewer than half in Russia (32%), Japan (43%), and Poland (45%);
  • 55% agree that vaccine passports should be required in shops, restaurants, and offices across all countries with views also varying widely across countries –  from strong support in India (78% agree), Chile (75%), and Peru (70%) to widespread opposition in Russia (72% disagree), Hungary (59%), Poland (55%), the United States (52%), and Belgium (52%).

In general, favorability toward vaccine passports varies little by gender, but it tends to be higher among older adults and those with a higher level of education.

Allowing access to health data and vaccination records

In the survey conducted across 28 countries, over eight in ten on average say they are comfortable allowing their doctor access to their personal health data and vaccination records. However, just over half among those who are employed say so about their employer, half of all adults say so about their country’s government, and only four in ten adults about private companies.

 

More precisely, on average globally:

  • 84% of adults say they are comfortable with their doctor having access to their health data and vaccination record, including 50% who say that they are very comfortable; the prevalence of comfort sharing health data with one’s physician ranges from 93% in mainland China and Belgium and 91% in Canada to 66% in South Korea and 67% in Russia;
  • 56% of employed adults report being comfortable with their employer having access to their personal health information, with 21% being very comfortable; India (78%), mainland China (77%), and Saudi Arabia (74%) show the highest levels of comfort with allowing employers access to personal health data while France (27%) and the Netherlands (29%) show the lowest;
  • 50% of adults say they are comfortable with their government having access to their health data and vaccination record, with 18% saying they are very comfortable with it; comfort with allowing government access to personal health data and vaccination records varies widely across countries – from 86% in mainland China, 78% in India, and 73% in Malaysia to only 28% in Russia and Poland and 30% in the Netherlands;
  • Only 40% say they are comfortable allowing private companies to access their health data and vaccination record while 53% are not; the only countries where at least 50% are comfortable with it are India (68%), mainland China (67%), Saudi Arabia (66%), Malaysia (57%), and Turkey (50%) while discomfort is most prevalent in the Netherlands (77%) and France (74%).

Overall, older people tend to be more comfortable letting their doctor have access to their health and vaccination information than are younger people. In contrast, younger people tend to be more comfortable allowing their employer, their government, and private companies to access their personal health information. People with higher levels of education are slightly more comfortable with their doctor, their government, and private companies having access to their health data than those with lower levels of education.

Limiting activities involving large groups of people only to those who have been vaccinated

In the 12-country survey, all adults were asked to identify which of two opinions is closest to theirs:  

  • Only those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to do things involving large groups of people, such as taking public transit, flying, and attending cultural and sporting events (on average 54% selected this answer), or  
  • Limiting these activities only to those who have been vaccinated is unfair to those who have not (46% chose this answer).

More than six in ten adults in Brazil (63%), the United States (62%), and Canada (61%) believe activities involving large groups should be limited to the vaccinated. In contrast, majorities in France (57%), Spain (55%), Japan (53%), and Germany (53%) believe it is unfair.


Length of time vaccine certificate or passport should be required for activities and travel

On average, across 12 countries surveyed, one-third (32%) say that a vaccine certificate or passport should only be required for only a few months, another third (32%) until at least the end of the year, one quarter (23%) for the next several years, and 13% indefinitely.
The views that vaccine passport requirements should be limited to only a few months is most prevalent in Spain (54%) and Mexico (48%). Japan is the only country where a majority say vaccine passports should be required for the next several years or indefinitely.

(Ipsos Egypt)

28 April 2021

Source: https://www.ipsos.com/en-eg/global-public-backs-covid-19-vaccine-passports-international-travel

 

 

SUMMARY OF POLLS

ASIA

(India)

Google Tops Yougov’s 2021 Technology Rankings In India

WhatsApp maintains its positive impression among consumers, securing the second spot (61) in the rankings. Facebook follows in third (42.3) and Instagram takes the fourth (37.9) position. The social networking platform remained in the news for the launch of Reels last year along with other features, making a notable impression on urban Indian consumers. Telegram (25.9) and Twitter (21.6) also appear in the list- at sixth and tenth, respectively.

(YouGov India)
April 27, 2021

From 89% Saying The Government Has Handled The Covid Issue ‘Very’ Or ‘Somewhat’ Well In April 2020, This Number Has Declined To 59% At The End Of April 2021 In India

From 89% saying the government has handled the Covid issue ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ well in April 2020, this number has declined to 59% at the end of April 2021. The decline has been prominent this year since February when the second wave of Coronavirus hit the country. Since then, confidence in the efficacy of the government handling the situation has declined steadily- by 20 percentage points between February and April 2021.   

(YouGov India)
April 30, 2021

 

(Singapore)

Whatsapp Tops Yougov Singapore’s Technology Rankings 2021

Social network Instagram places fifth (+32.4) overall, but comes in second amongst those aged 18 to 24 (+53.5) and 25 to 34 (+43.5). No list of tech brands is complete without Apple, which comes in sixth (+26.4). Professional network service LinkedIn is in seventh (+22.0), web service provider Yahoo in eighth (+18.8), telecommunications app Skype in ninth (+13.3) And Pinterest in tenth (+11.9).

(YouGov Singapore)
April 27, 2021

Two In Five Singaporeans Sceptical Of BNPL Services

BNPL services only recently came onto the scene, but already accounted for 2.1% of global e-commerce in 2020 according to a report. The service allows customers to pay for their purchases in instalments, without the use of a credit card and at a 0% interest rate. Three in five (61%) Singaporeans have heard of BNPL services, and amongst those aged 18 to 34, this jumps to seven in ten (70%).

(YouGov Singapore)
April 30, 2021

 

AFRICA

(Nigeria)

59 Percent Of Nigerians Diagnosed With Malaria Disease In The Last 3 Months

In commemoration of the WMD 2021, NOIPolls conducted a new public opinion poll on Malaria disease, which revealed that almost 9 in 10 Nigerians (87 percent) believe malaria is prevalent in the country. This assertion cuts across gender, geographical location, and age-group. According to the 2019 World Malaria Report, Nigeria had the highest number of global malaria cases (25% of global malaria cases) in 2018 and accounted for the highest number of deaths (24% of global malaria deaths).

(NOI Polls)

April 30, 2021 

 

WEST EUROPE

(UK)

The Times Shows That Half Of Britons (50%) Think Johnson Did Indeed Make The Remark “Let The Bodies Pile High” Rather Than Imposing COVID-19 Lockdown

Boris Johnson stands accused this week of stating in autumn 2020 that he would rather see the “bodies pile high in their thousands” than impose another COVID-19 lockdown. YouGov research conducted for The Times shows that half of Britons (50%) think Johnson did indeed make the remark – including nearly three in ten Conservative voters (29%). Only 26% of people believe that Johnson is telling the truth and did not make the remark, with the remainder (24%) undecided.

(YouGov UK)

April 30, 2021

Around Half Of People In The London Believe Who Is Mayor Has A Very (13%) Or Fairly (40%) Big Effect On Their Live

Two thirds of Londoners (65%) say they have a good idea of who Khan is and what he stands for, while another fifth (20%) vaguely know. About half as many – a third (33%) – feel they know much about Bailey, and a quarter (24%) have some idea of his values and agenda. Actor turned anti-lockdown campaigner, Laurence Fox, is the third best known candidate, with a third of Londoners either having a good (16%) or vague (18%) idea of who he is and what he stands for. Half of the capital’s citizens however say they don’t know what he stands for (18%) or have never heard of him (31%).

(YouGov UK)

April 30, 2021

Around Two-Thirds (63%) Of Britons Support The Uk Giving Some Of Its Vaccines To India But Not If It Leads To Delays In The Uk Vaccine Rollout

Just over a third (36%) support giving vaccines to India as soon as possible, even if it means their friends and family will have to wait longer for theirs while the same proportion would approve of sharing if it would cause a delay to the UK’s vaccination rollout. If the sharing of vaccines meant a slowing of the easing of lockdown restrictions, 43% would support while 35% would oppose.

(Ipsos MORI)

28 April 2021

Around A Third Of Britons (35%) Think Boris Johnson Is Trustworthy

More say Keir Starmer is trustworthy than do Boris Johnson. A third (35%) say the Prime Minster is trustworthy (59% say he is not) compared with 42% who say the Labour leader is trustworthy (41% say he is not).Among their own supporters, 69% describe Boris Johnson as trustworthy (vs 26% who do not), and 60% of Labour supporters trust Keir Starmer (33% do not).When looking at recent former Prime Ministers one in five (21%) say David Cameron is trustworthy (down from 43% when last asked in April 2013). Three quarters (74%) now say he is not trustworthy (up from 51%).

(Ipsos MORI)

27 April 2021

(Spain)

51% Of Spaniards Respond To Feeling Safe At Work Thanks To The Measures Adopted To Avoid Covid-19

51% of Spaniards respond to feeling safe at work thanks to the measures adopted to avoid Covid-19, compared to 4% who respond to feeling very insecure. On average, women report feeling safer in the workplace with the measures adopted, despite the fact that the figure does not differ much in men (77% women and 73% men). 

(YouGov Spain)

April 29, 2021

NORTH AMERICA

(USA)

An Overwhelming Majority Of U.S. Adults (91%) Say Either That Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medical And Recreational Use (60%) Or That It Should Be Legal For Medical Use Only (31%)

Around nine-in-ten Americans favor some form of marijuana legalization, according to an April 2021 Pew Research Center survey. An overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (91%) say either that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use (60%) or that it should be legal for medical use only (31%). Just 8% say the drug should not be legal in any form. 32% of adults ages 75 and older say marijuana should be legal for recreational and medical use, by far the lowest share for any age category. By contrast, seven-in-ten adults under the age of 30 favor legalization for medical and recreational use.

(PEW)

APRIL 26, 2021

Three-In-Ten Black Americans Say Staying In Their Current Denomination Would Be Very Important If They Were Looking For A New Congregation

Only 30% of Black adults say that it would be “very important” to find a congregation in their current denomination if they were looking for a new house of worship, according to the survey, conducted Nov. 19, 2019-June 3, 2020. Far larger shares say it is very important to find a congregation that is welcoming (80%) or that has inspiring sermons (77%).

(PEW)

APRIL 29, 2021

The 19 Largest Asian Origin Groups In The United States Together Account For 97% Of The Nation’s Total Asian Population

The nation’s Asian population rose to 11.9 million by 2000 and then nearly doubled to 23.2 million by 2019 – a 95% increase within two decades. Asians now make up about 7% of the nation’s overall population, and their numbers are projected to surpass 46 million by 2060, nearly four times their current total. (In decennial censuses conducted in 1980 and earlier, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were reported as a single group.)

(PEW)

APRIL 29, 2021

59% Of Americans Say They Are Bothered A Lot By The Feeling That Some Corporations And Wealthy People Don’t Pay Their Fair Share In Taxes

Nearly half (47%) say they are bothered a lot by the complexity of the federal tax system, while a third say the same about the amount they pay in taxes. Just 13% express a similar degree of frustration with the feeling that some poor people don’t pay their fair share in taxes. For four of the five items asked about in the survey – the exception being the sense that the poor do not pay their fair share in taxes – sizable majorities say they are bothered a lot or some. Relatively few say they are bothered not much or not at all by these aspects of the tax system.

(PEW)

APRIL 30, 2021

AUSTRALIA

Over 7.5 Million Australians Aged (36%) Watched Afl Matches On Tv At Least Occasionally In 2020

Overall TV viewership of the AFL was up slightly in 2020, by 15,000 (+0.2%) to 7,540,000, and the growth was powered by increasing male viewership, up 74,000 (+1.8%) to 4,246,000. Viewership amongst women was down slightly by 59,000 (-1.8%) to 3,294,000. The most popular TV product for the AFL is the Grand Final which had TV viewership of 6,363,000 in 2020, up 77,000 (+1.2%) on 2019.

(Roy Morgan)

April 26 2021

88% Australians Rate Nurses Very High Or High For Their Ethics And Honesty

Health professionals are clustered near the top with Nurses followed by Doctors on 82% (down 7% since 2017), Pharmacists on 76% (down 8%) and Dentists on 71% (down 8%). Only School Teachers on 74% (down 7%) prevent a clean sweep at the top for health-related professionals. Pharmacists were again the third most highly rated profession in 2021 with a rating of 76% representing a decline of 8% and the lowest rating for Pharmacists since Australia’s last recession in 1991 (76%).

(Roy Morgan)

April 27 2021

YouGov Australia’s Technology Rankings 2021

Ubiquitous tech giant Google takes the top spot with an Impression score of +55.5. The brand comes in second in the global rankings. Japanese trails 14 points behind Google in second place (+41.5), followed by South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung in third (+41.0). While rival Apple beats out Microsoft globally, amongst Australians Microsoft leaves a better impression, coming in fourth (+36.5) overall. British Dyson takes fifth (+36.4), narrowly beating out its Japanese competitor Panasonic in sixth (+33.9). Ubiquitous camera brand Canon take seventh (+32.1).

(YouGov Australia)

April 28 2021

MULTICOUNTRY STUDIES

Three-Quarters Of Americans (73%) And Two-Thirds Of Brits (67%) Indicating They Play Games On Either An IOS Or Android Device

We polled 1,200 adults each in the US and Great Britain on the subject. Mobile gaming proves to be wildly popular in both countries, with roughly three-quarters of Americans (73%) and two-thirds of Brits (67%) indicating they play games on either an iOS or Android device (i.e., they are mobile gamers). In both countries, women are significantly more likely than men to say they play mobile games (81% vs 66% in the US; 72% vs. 61% in Great Britain). 

(YouGov UK)

April 29, 2021

 In Germany, Three In Five People (60%) Say They Are Ready To Spend More On More Environmentally Friendly Products

The results of this study show that many consumers are willing to pay more to protect the environment. In Germany, three in five people (60%) say they are ready to spend more on more environmentally friendly products. The same goes for 58% of Americans, 57% of Britons, 53% of Australians and 50% of French people .In Japan, this feeling is not the majority. Indeed, only 27% of them agree that they would be prepared to pay more for products that are good for the environment. At the same time, 31% disagree and 42% neither agree nor disagree.

(YouGov Germany)

April 27, 2021

Global Public Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Passports For International Travel

78% agree that travelers entering their country should be required to have a vaccine passport; a majority agree in each of the 28 countries surveyed – from 92% in Malaysia and 90% in Peru to 52% in Hungary and 58% in Poland, 73% agree that vaccine passports would be effective in making travel and large events safe; a majority in every country agree – from 84% in mainland China and Argentina and 82% in Peru, Malaysia, and India, to 52% in Hungary and 53% in Russia.

(Ipsos Egypt)

28 April 2021

ASIA

688-43-01/Poll

Google Tops Yougov’s 2021 Technology Rankings In India

  • The technology giant has the most positive impression among urban Indian consumers
  • The top ten list in India sees a dominance of the internet and social media brands, featuring 5 leading names
  • Korean tech giant Samsung features prominently in the India rankings, also topping the global list this year
  • Despite facing regulatory challenges around the world, WhatsApp secured a place in the local as well as global rankings

Google tops YouGov’s 2021 Technology Rankings in India, with an Impression score of 62.3.

These rankings are calculated using data we collect from members of the public around the globe every day, for our BrandIndex tool. The brands in the YouGov Technology Rankings 2021 were ranked based on a 12-month average Impression score - a net measure of whether a consumer has a positive or negative impression of a brand.

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The 2021 India rankings have a dominance of the internet and social media brands, with five leading names making up the list. Despite facing a tough year with regulatory and reputational challenges around the world, instant messaging giant WhatsApp maintains its positive impression among consumers, securing the second spot (61) in the rankings.

Facebook follows in third (42.3) and Instagram takes the fourth (37.9) position. The social networking platform remained in the news for the launch of Reels last year along with other features, making a notable impression on urban Indian consumers.

Telegram (25.9) and Twitter (21.6) also appear in the list- at sixth and tenth, respectively. ​

The top 10 list also features Korean tech giant Samsung, at fifth (35.5). While the brand is better known for its mobile phones, its product range is broad, which makes it a popular household name in India.

Apple also makes an appearance in the list at seven (24.7), along with Japanese multinational tech brand Sony, which features in eighth (22.4).

Android completes the top 10 list of this year’s rankings- placed in ninth (22.0)

YouGov Global Technology Rankings 2021 

South Korean tech firm, Samsung, sits atop our global list as well. The firm has had a busy year, embedding itself in our lives during a tumultuous 12 months and cementing its reputation as an innovator in tech and domestic products.  

https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/inlineimage/2021-04-27/global%20tech%202021%20rankings%20chart%202.pngAnother ubiquitous brand - Google - comes second on our list. Social media platforms – including instant messaging platform WhatsApp, image sharing service Instagram, and Facebook – are all also featured on the list. Twitter makes an appearance in the top 25, as does LinkedIn and Line, the instant messaging platform popular in markets such as Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan. 

(YouGov India)
April 27, 2021

Source: https://in.yougov.com/en-hi/news/2021/04/27/google-tops-yougovs-2021-technology-rankings-india/

688-43-02/Poll

From 89% Saying The Government Has Handled The Covid Issue ‘Very’ Or ‘Somewhat’ Well In April 2020, This Number Has Declined To 59% At The End Of April 2021 In India

One year on from India’s descent into lockdown at the hands of COVID-19, questions are being raised about the Indian government’s handling of the crisis.

The latest data from YouGov’s Covid-19 Public Monitor, which has been tracking the public sentiment around the virus continuously since its outbreak in March 2020, shows that in the one year since the outset of the pandemic, the urban Indian public’s perception of how the government is handling the crisis has deteriorated considerably.

From 89% saying the government has handled the Covid issue ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ well in April 2020, this number has declined to 59% at the end of April 2021. The decline has been prominent this year since February when the second wave of Coronavirus hit the country. Since then, confidence in the efficacy of the government handling the situation has declined steadily- by 20 percentage points between February and April 2021.   

In January this year, India started its vaccination rollout with the priority groups. YouGov’s data at the end of the month found that 64% of respondents felt comfortable taking the vaccine or had already done so. Since then there has been an increase in willingness to take the vaccine and now seven in ten urban Indian respondents (72% as of April) said they have or will take a vaccine.

The increase in intent to take the vaccine coincides with the rising fear of contracting the virus among urban Indians as well as their lack of confidence in national recovery.

Data from YouGov COVID-19 Public Monitor found that since June 2020, people’s confidence in the situation improving at home has been growing. Confidence peaked in February 2021- with 85% saying the coronavirus situation in the country is getting better or is over. However, this number plummeted as the country was struck with a much deadly wave of Coronavirus, and now (April 2021) only 17% think the situation in India is improving.

Failing healthcare and growing pessimism has led to concerns about personal health and fear about contracting the virus has gripped the country once again. In mid-April 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, some 57 percent of urban Indian respondents felt “somewhat” or “very scared” of contracting the virus.

The fear fell in response to the government taking action and imposing nationwide lockdowns. Barring occasional peaks in some months, the fear levels stabilized by the end of the year. The rolling out of vaccination early this year further helped in reducing people’s worry. However, with the second wave of Coronavirus hitting the country, fear started rising steadily among urban Indians since March 2021 and now (April 2021) 69% said they are very or somewhat scared of contracting the virus.

(YouGov India)
April 30, 2021

Source: https://in.yougov.com/en-hi/news/2021/04/30/opinion-government-handling-covid-crisis-has-worse/

688-43-03/Poll

Whatsapp Tops Yougov Singapore’s Technology Rankings 2021

  • WhatsApp comes in third globally
  • Google comes up top for Singaporean adults under 34
  • Yahoo takes fifth amongst those over 45

Tech brands that enable us to stay connected and remain entertained at home during the COVID-19 pandemic comprise much of our YouGov Singapore’s Technology Rankings 2021. 

The rankings are calculated using YouGov BrandIndex and ranked based on a 12-month average Impression score - a net measure of whether a consumer has a positive or negative impression of a brand.

In spite of privacy concerns earlier this year, instant messaging platform WhatsApp takes the top spot with a score of +58.1. WhatsApp scores particularly well with older Singaporeans (over the age of 45), with an Impression score of +63.3 amongst this age group.

Trailing 23.2 points behind is social media giant Facebook in second place (+35.1). However, Facebook does not score particularly well amongst Gen Z-ers (aged 18 to 24), placing sixth amongst this group (+26.0). South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung is in third (+34.6) overall but comes up top globally. Google takes fourth place (+33.4).

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Social network Instagram places fifth (+32.4) overall, but comes in second amongst those aged 18 to 24 (+53.5) and 25 to 34 (+43.5). No list of tech brands is complete without Apple, which comes in sixth (+26.4). Professional network service LinkedIn is in seventh (+22.0), web service provider Yahoo in eighth (+18.8), telecommunications app Skype in ninth (+13.3) And Pinterest in tenth (+11.9).

(YouGov Singapore)
April 27, 2021

Source: https://sg.yougov.com/en-sg/news/2021/04/27/whatsapp-tops-yougov-singapores-technology-ranking/

688-43-04/Poll

Two In Five Singaporeans Sceptical Of BNPL Services

A new payment option is on the rise, allowing shoppers the ability to take home their items immediately and pay for it later. YouGov’s latest survey asks Singaporeans what they think of ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) services.

BNPL services only recently came onto the scene, but already accounted for 2.1% of global e-commerce in 2020 according to a report. The service allows customers to pay for their purchases in instalments, without the use of a credit card and at a 0% interest rate. Three in five (61%) Singaporeans have heard of BNPL services, and amongst those aged 18 to 34, this jumps to seven in ten (70%).

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About one in eight (13%) have used a BNPL service before. Those aged 35 to 44 are the most likely to have paid for something with BNPL, with one in five (19%) having done so. Almost two in five (38%) have not used BNPL, but would consider using it the future and the remaining half (49%) have not used BNPL nor will consider using it in the future.  Low income Singaporeans (monthly household income of less than SGD 4,000) are less keen on considering using BNPL services than high income Singaporeans (monthly household income of more than SGD 8,000) (52% vs. 44%).

In the event of wanting to buy a big-ticket item but not having the cash up-front, the most popular option selected was to pay for it with a credit card (34%). One in twenty (5%) would take a small loan from the bank, and the same amount would choose to borrow from family and friends. However, over half (54%) say they will only buy things when they can afford to pay for it with cash up-front. This is something echoed particularly by low-income Singaporeans, with three in five (59%) selecting this option.

While half (52%) of Singaporeans agree that BNPL services are useful for those who don’t want to use a credit card, two in five (42%) remain sceptical of this payment option. Seven in ten (70%) also say that BNPL encourages overspending.

(YouGov Singapore)
April 30, 2021

Source: https://sg.yougov.com/en-sg/news/2021/04/30/two-five-singaporeans-sceptical-bnpl-services/

 

AFRICA

688-43-05/Poll

59 Percent Of Nigerians Diagnosed With Malaria Disease In The Last 3 Months

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World Malaria Day (WMD) is observed on April 25th every year to increase awareness about the malaria disease, put in place control measures and promote efforts to prevent the deadly disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are 229 million cases of malaria in the world and 409,000 deaths occurring as a result of malaria disease. Indeed, this is worrisome and stands as a call-to-action for all stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the malaria scourge.[1] The theme of World Malaria Day 2021 is “Reaching The Zero-Malaria Target”. This year, WHO and its partners marked the day by celebrating the achievements of countries that are approaching and achieving malaria elimination. They provide inspiration for all nations that are working to stamp out this deadly disease and improve the health and livelihoods of their populations.[2]

In commemoration of the WMD 2021, NOIPolls conducted a new public opinion poll on Malaria disease, which revealed that almost 9 in 10 Nigerians (87 percent) believe malaria is prevalent in the country. This assertion cuts across gender, geographical location, and age-group. According to the 2019 World Malaria Report, Nigeria had the highest number of global malaria cases (25% of global malaria cases) in 2018 and accounted for the highest number of deaths (24% of global malaria deaths).

With regards to malaria burden in the country, the poll revealed that 59 percent of Nigerians have treated malaria within the last 3 months. To further corroborate this finding, the World Malaria Report revealed that cases of malaria in Nigeria had increased to 296 per 1000 population at risk in recent times. The report further showed that malaria is transmitted all over Nigeria with 76 percent of the population residing in high transmission areas and 24 percent residing in low transmission areas.[3]

Also, respondents were asked what they do when they have symptoms of malaria and the findings showed that 57 percent go to hospitals for treatment; 16 percent go to pharmacies while 15 percent visit a chemist. Interestingly, 15 percent disclosed that they self-medicate; 9 percent mentioned that they buy malaria drugs while 6 percent take local herbs.

From these findings, it is imperative for the government to tackle the malaria disease swiftly with the support of donor agencies by investing the resources needed to combat the scourge. Malaria control in Nigeria will cease to be a mirage and become a reality with a little more strategic and prioritized effort. Therefore, concerted, and spirited effort in tackling the malaria scourge will support and align with the agenda of the 2021 World Malaria Day which is “Reaching The Zero-Malaria Target”.

 

Survey Background

World Malaria Day, which is observed every year on the 25th of April, is an internationally recognized day celebrated globally to highlight the efforts nations and stakeholders in controlling malaria and celebrate the gains that have been recorded in the fight against malaria. Through the concerted effort of stakeholders in the malaria fight, there have been historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. Despite that, there are still millions at risk from this preventable, treatable disease, claiming lives continuously.[4]

The WMD 2021 has the theme “Reaching The Zero-Malaria Target” which seek to explore and connect malaria elimination and malaria high-burden settings. This year’s theme and celebration also seek to highlight the successes of countries in the malaria fight, to inspire a new group of countries that have the potential to eliminate the disease by 2025 and to demonstrate that zero malaria is within reach for all countries.

According to WHO statistics, there are estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide and there are 409, 000 malaria deaths in 2019 alone. It has been observed that children under age 5 years are the most vulnerable and most affected by the malaria scourge. In 2019 alone they accounted for 67 percent of total malaria deaths worldwide.[5]

It is heart-warming to note that there have been concerted and spirited efforts in the control of malaria in the sense that the total funding for malaria control and elimination has reached a whopping 3 billion USD in 2019 and contributions from endemic countries has reached 900 million USD.  Despite this huge investment, malaria is still ravaging the world, especially in Africa. Against this backdrop, NOIPolls conducted a survey to gauge the opinion of Nigerians regarding malaria disease.

Survey Findings

The first question sought the opinion of Nigerians regarding the prevalence of malaria disease in the country and the poll result revealed that 87 percent of the respondents stated it is prevalent, while 13 percent stated that it is not prevalent. Analysis across geo-political zones showed that the South East, North West and South-South (89 Percent each) mentioned malaria disease is prevalent.

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With regards to illness, the respondents were asked if they or any member of their household has visited the hospital in the last 3 months. The poll finding indicated that 47 percent acknowledged that they visited a hospital due to illness. On the other hand, 53 percent answered negatively.

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Of the 47 percent of respondents who went to hospital for treatment, 83 percent stated that they were diagnosed of Malaria, while 25 percent stated that they were diagnosed of Typhoid fever. Others include Ulcer (6 percent), Arthritis (3 percent), and Coronavirus (1 percent) amongst others. Interestingly, there are more males (84 percent) than females (83 percent) who were diagnosed of Malaria. Also, Age group 61+ (88 percent) have more respondents who stated that they were diagnosed of Malaria fever.

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Similarly, of the 53 percent who had previously stated that they do not visit the hospital when ill, 45 percent of the respondents revealed that they have treated malaria withing the last 3 months. On the contrary, 55 percent of the respondents stated that they have not treated malaria within the last 3 months.

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The chart below indicated that 59 percent of Nigerians nationwide have been treated of malaria within the last 3 months.

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When asked about the symptoms of malaria, most of the respondents (76 percent) mentioned Fever with shivering, 72 percent stated loss of appetite and 52 percent mentioned headache. Other symptoms mentioned include body pain (34 percent), while respondents who mentioned fever with sweat and catarrh (8 percent each) amongst other malaria symptoms.

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Subsequently, this question sought to know the kind of action taken when faced with symptoms of malaria. The poll revealed that 57 percent of the respondents disclosed that they go to the hospital when they have symptoms of malaria. The North-East zone (82 percent) and North-West zone (73 percent) had more Nigerians in this category. While 16 percent mentioned that they go to a pharmacy, 15 percent stated that they go to a chemist. Sadly, 9 percent of the Nigerians rely on self-medication when they have symptoms of malaria and this is peculiar to Nigerians residing in the North-Central (15 percent) and South-West (17 percent).

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Respondents who stated that they buy drugs were further probed and the poll showed that 21 percent of respondents in this category buy Lonart to treat malaria. Also, while 16 percent buy Amatem, 11 percent purchase Alabukun to treat malaria by themselves. Other drugs include Ciprotab (8 percent), Syncol (8 percent), Paracetamol (7 percent) and Coartem (5 percent) amongst other drugs.

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With regards to prevention, majority of the Nigerians (71 percent) claimed that they sleep inside a mosquito treated net. While 45 percent mentioned that the clean their household surroundings as a way of preventing malaria, 40 percent stated that they spray anti-mosquito insecticide regularly in their homes amongst other preventives measures.

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Further, respondents were asked if they have an insecticide treated net and the poll result revealed that 71 percent of the Nigerians acknowledged that they have an insecticide treated net. The North-West zone had more Nigerians who made this assertion. However, 29 percent said they do not have an insecticide treated net in their homes and Nigerians from the South-South zone had the highest number of Nigerians who mentioned this.

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Of the 71 percent who stated that they have insecticide treated net, it is heart-warming to know that 67 percent affirmed that they slept under it the night before this survey was conducted. On the contrary, 33 percent indicated that they did not sleep under it for reasons best known to them.

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Conclusion

The poll results have shown that there is a high prevalence of malaria (87 percent) in the country as revealed by 87 percent of Nigerians nationwide. The poll also revealed that 59 percent disclosed that they have been diagnosed with malaria disease within the last 3 months. However, it is sad to note that 15 percent of the respondents self-medicate as they buy and consume malaria drugs with confirming if it is malaria.

From the fore going, it appears there is still a high burden of the disease in the country, and this calls for concerted effort from government and all stakeholders to combat this high burden. This is important because the higher the burden of the disease, the more the productivity of the country is affected thereby affecting the economy of the country. There is also the need to increase funding as there have been shortage of funding in the effort towards combating the disease. The more funding is secured the better the chances of totally eradicating the disease.

Finally, it is gratifying to note that 71 percent of Nigerians stated that they have a mosquito treated net. This is encouraging indeed and calling on government to expedite action in ensuring that everyone has the mosquito treated net which will ultimately reduce the burden of malaria infection in the country. The time to act is now as procrastination will only exacerbate the situation on ground. 

(NOI Polls)

April 30, 2021 

Source: https://noi-polls.com/malaria-disease-poll-result-release-59-percent-of-nigerians-diagnosed-with-malaria-disease-in-the-last-3-months/

 

WEST EUROPE

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The Times Shows That Half Of Britons (50%) Think Johnson Did Indeed Make The Remark “Let The Bodies Pile High” Rather Than Imposing COVID-19 Lockdown

Boris Johnson stands accused this week of stating in autumn 2020 that he would rather see the “bodies pile high in their thousands” than impose another COVID-19 lockdown. Multiple news outlets including ITV, say they have witnesses willing to testify “under oath” that Boris Johnson said the phrase. However, the Prime Minster has repeated and strongly denied the allegations against him – including in the House of Commons during this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

YouGov research conducted for The Times shows that half of Britons (50%) think Johnson did indeed make the remark – including nearly three in ten Conservative voters (29%). Only 26% of people believe that Johnson is telling the truth and did not make the remark, with the remainder (24%) undecided.

Labour voters are much more likely to think that Johnson did make the remark at 80%, with only 9% thinking the Prime Minister did not.

What did Boris Johnson mean if he did make the “bodies pile high” comment?

The Prime Minister did of course eventually impose the lockdown that spurred the comment in late 2020, but given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the UK, a strong reaction to the comment is to be expected. Or is it?

Our survey finds that many Britons see the comment as more of a ‘heat of the moment’ expression, rather than a reflection of how the Prime Minister values life.

Half of people (51%) say that if Johnson did the make the comment, it would “probably have just been his way of expressing his reluctance to re-enter lockdown”. Some 70% of Conservatives put the comment down to the Prime Minister’s anguish over the potential lockdown, as do three in ten (31%) Labour voters.

However, three in ten people (30%) think the comment gives more insight about “how little [the Prime Minister] valued saving people's lives”, including 61% of Labour voters.

(YouGov UK)

April 30, 2021

Source: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2021/04/30/do-britons-believe-boris-johnson-made-let-bodies-p

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Around Half Of People In The London Believe Who Is Mayor Has A Very (13%) Or Fairly (40%) Big Effect On Their Live

Citizens of the capital will be heading to the ballot boxes on 6 May – a year later than planned - to decide who they want to be Mayor of London. Whoever they choose will manage a budget of nearly £20 billion and receive powers over policing, transport and regeneration.

But YouGov data shows that apart from the main contenders, Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan and Conservative opponent Shaun Bailey, the names on the list will mean little to nothing to many voters.

Two thirds of Londoners (65%) say they have a good idea of who Khan is and what he stands for, while another fifth (20%) vaguely know. About half as many – a third (33%) – feel they know much about Bailey, and a quarter (24%) have some idea of his values and agenda.

Actor turned anti-lockdown campaigner, Laurence Fox, is the third best known candidate, with a third of Londoners either having a good (16%) or vague (18%) idea of who he is and what he stands for. Half of the capital’s citizens however say they don’t know what he stands for (18%) or have never heard of him (31%).

The Green Party’s Sian Berry polls similarly to Fox in terms of visibility, with one in seven Londoners feeling well informed about her and her policies, while a fifth have some idea of her agenda.

Some 9% of capital dwellers say they’re well aware of Piers Corbyn – brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – ­­and his values, while a fifth (19%) vaguely do. It could be, however, that some Londoners are mixing up the candidate with his more famous sibling, or are making assumptions on Piers’s values based on their status as relatives.

Apart from Count Binface, who is campaigning for issues like renaming London Bridge after Phoebe Waller-Bridge and capping the cost of croissants at £1, a majority of Londoners say they’ve never heard of the other 14 candidates. These include UKIP candidate Peter Gammons, unknown to 55% of potential voters and YouTuber Niko Omilana who two thirds of Londoners (66%) are unfamiliar with.

Some 56% of Londoners have also not heard of candidate Brian Rose, who has spread COVID-19 misinformation on his YouTube channel and who recently made headlines after videos emerged of him drinking his own urine.

But does it matter? Londoners are split on how much who is mayor impacts them

Around half of people in the capital believe who is mayor of London has a very (13%) or fairly (40%) big effect on their live. A third say the impact on them is fairly (25%) or very (7%) small, while a small minority of 8% say it makes no difference to their life at all.

In comparison, two thirds say who is prime minister has a large impact on them, including three in ten (29%) who say it’s very big – twice as many as when asked about the mayor of London.

Around one in four Londoners (23%) believe who is prime minister has a small impact on their life, including 5% who say it’s very limited. One in twenty (5%) say it doesn’t affect them at all.

(YouGov UK)

April 30, 2021

Source: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2021/04/30/most-londoners-have-never-heard-14-20-candidates-m

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Around Two-Thirds (63%) Of Britons Support The Uk Giving Some Of Its Vaccines To India But Not If It Leads To Delays In The Uk Vaccine Rollout

A new survey by Ipsos MORI shows wide support among Britons for the sharing of vaccines with India when everyone in the UK has been vaccinated, but not if it leads to delays to people in the UK getting their vaccine. Around two-thirds (63%) of Britons support the UK giving some of its vaccines to India when everyone here has been vaccinated. However, support is weaker under different circumstances.

Support for sending COVID-19 vaccines to India - Ipsos MORI

Just over a third (36%) support giving vaccines to India as soon as possible, even if it means their friends and family will have to wait longer for theirs while the same proportion would approve of sharing if it would cause a delay to the UK’s vaccination rollout. If the sharing of vaccines meant a slowing of the easing of lockdown restrictions, 43% would support while 35% would oppose.

Britons have become more generous about sharing excess vaccines

In general, however, support for sharing vaccines has increased. Seven in ten (68%) Britons say the UK should pass on some of its extra doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to other countries once it has enough vaccines to meet its immediate needs to protect the UK population, up from 54% in February 2021.

What should happen to any of the UK’s excess vaccines? Ipsos MORI

There has also been an increase in the number of people that support the UK giving some of its COVID-19 vaccines away to other countries for free – 58% support, up from 43% in February.

Majority of people support sending medical supplies to India

Britons are more likely to support the provision of medical equipment to India. Three-quarters (75%) support the supplies we have already sent while 7 in 10 (70%) believe we should send more over the coming weeks.

Support for sending medical supplies to India - Ipsos MORI

How much should Britain be doing?

Britons are most likely to believe the UK is currently doing more than other rich countries in the aid it is giving poorer countries to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Four in ten (38%) believe the UK is doing more than others, a third (32%) believe we are doing about the same while only 1 in 10 (11%) believe we’re doing less.

Attitudes towards the UK helping poorer countries deal with the COVID-19 pandemic - Ipsos MORI

Half of people in the UK believe we should be doing about the same as other rich countries in helping poorer nations with their response to the pandemic. A quarter (26%) believe we should be doing more than other countries while 12% believe we should do less than others.

(Ipsos MORI)

28 April 2021

Source: https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/majority-britons-want-give-vaccines-india-not-if-it-leads-delays-uk-vaccine-rollout

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Around A Third Of Britons (35%) Think Boris Johnson Is Trustworthy

According to the new Ipsos MORI Political Monitor, just over a third of Britons (35%) describe Boris Johnson as trustworthy, compared with 42% for the Labour leader Keir Starmer. Both get higher ratings among their own supporters, at 69% and 60% respectively. Among recent Prime Ministers, though, David Cameron gets the lowest ratings, with his trustworthiness rating half what it was almost a decade ago in 2013 when he was in office. Tony Blair also receives negative trust ratings, but Theresa May, Gordon Brown and John Major are all more trusted than distrusted. Fieldwork was carried out last week before the recent stories this weekend.

Trust in past PMs

Other key findings in detail (changes from March unless otherwise stated):

Trust in political leaders

  • More say Keir Starmer is trustworthy than do Boris Johnson. A third (35%) say the Prime Minster is trustworthy (59% say he is not) compared with 42% who say the Labour leader is trustworthy (41% say he is not).
  • Among their own supporters, 69% describe Boris Johnson as trustworthy (vs 26% who do not), and 60% of Labour supporters trust Keir Starmer (33% do not).
  • When looking at recent former Prime Ministers one in five (21%) say David Cameron is trustworthy (down from 43% when last asked in April 2013). Three quarters (74%) now say he is not trustworthy (up from 51%).
  • Tony Blair also receives negative scores with 23% saying he is trustworthy and 69% that he’s not. These scores are down from his last weeks as Prime Minister when 31% said he was trustworthy and 61% said he was not.
  • The public are marginally positive on balance about Theresa May, half (50%) say she is trustworthy while 45% say she is not.
  • More say Gordon Brown is trustworthy than not (47% vs. 41%) which is an improvement from his last weeks as Prime Minister in April 2010 when it was 41% who said he was trustworthy and 55% said he was not.
  • More also say they see John Major as trustworthy than not (48% vs. 36%)

Leader satisfaction ratings

  • 44% are satisfied (+2) with the way the government is running the country, 51% dissatisfied (+2). Net -7. Among Conservative supporters 84% satisfied (+5), 12% dissatisfied (-4).
  • 44% satisfied (no change) with Boris Johnson as PM, 50% dissatisfied (-1). Net -6. Among Conservative supporters 82% satisfied (-1), 13% dissatisfied (nc).
  • 36% satisfied with Keir Starmer as Labour leader (+3), 46% dissatisfied (+4). Net -10. Among Labour supporters 51% satisfied (-1), 39% dissatisfied (+6).
  • 18% satisfied with Ed Davey as LibDem leader (+3), 38% dissatisfied (+10). Net -20, but 43% don’t know.
  • 58% are satisfied with the way Rishi Sunak is doing his job as Chancellor (-1), 27% dissatisfied (no change). Net +31. Among Conservative supporters 86% satisfied (+3), 8% dissatisfied (-2).

Satisfaction

Overall, most believe MPs put their own interests or that of their party first, rather than the interests of their constituents or country – as has been the case for many years. The new poll reveals 43% say MPs look out for their own interests first while 36% say they’re looking out for the interests of their party. Few say they look out for their constituents’ interest first (8%) or that of the country (6%).

Less than a quarter (23%) say they trust MPs in general to tell the truth while a strong majority (73%) say they do not – figures that have remained relatively consistent since 2004 (with the worst figures in 2009 during the expenses scandal). The number saying they trust MPs to tell the truth however falls to 16% amongst 18-34 year olds. Trust also differs by party lines and may partly reflect which party is in power, for example, a third (35%) of Conservative supporter’s trust MPs in general, compared with just 18% of Labour supporters.

There is also a difference when it comes to a person’s own MP. Britons are more likely to trust their own MP to tell the truth (47% say they trust them to tell the truth while 41% say they do not trust them).

Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos MORI, said:

The biggest loser so far from the lobbying row in public opinion terms seems to be David Cameron, who is now seen as the least trustworthy of all recent former Prime Ministers, with a big drop from his time in office. Tony Blair also receives negative ratings, but Theresa May, Gordon Brown and John Major are seen more positively – with Gordon Brown and John Major having most crossover appeal. Overall trust in MPs remains low, as it has for many years – so far, this doesn’t seem to have made it worse, but engaging young people in politics remains a challenge. For the current occupant of No.10, the picture is not quite as clear cut. This data shows that on honesty Boris Johnson is clearly trumped by his opponent Keir Starmer, so this is an area of potential risk for him. However, his own supporters still trust him, and the public overall have never seen it as one of his strongest attributes. His overall satisfaction ratings as PM were unchanged last week, and as previous leaders have shown, you don’t have to be ahead on trust to win elections if the public thinks you have other strengths. The key question is whether and if these stories continue and start to change the public’s overall view on him as PM.

(Ipsos MORI)

27 April 2021

Source: https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/boris-johnson-seen-less-trustworthy-keir-starmer-david-cameron-receives-lowest-ratings-all

688-43-10/Poll

51% Of Spaniards Respond To Feeling Safe At Work Thanks To The Measures Adopted To Avoid Covid-19

On Saturday, May 1, International Workers' Day is celebrated. In Spain, last March, one year after the outbreak of the pandemic, the country had 4 million unemployed and 900,000 people in ERTE.

From YouGov, we have analyzed the current employment situation beyond the numbers of unemployed, discovering how safe workers feel in the workplace, their opinion towards teleworking and job satisfaction in Spain after the health crisis.

Anti-COVID measures and work environment 

51% of Spaniards respond to feeling safe at work thanks to the measures adopted to avoid Covid-19, compared to 4% who respond to feeling very insecure. On average, women report feeling safer in the workplace with the measures adopted, despite the fact that the figure does not differ much in men (77% women and 73% men). 

On the other hand, 65% of those surveyed declare that the measures implemented in their workplaces seem sufficient to them, compared to 16% who think otherwise. Hand gel dispensers (77%), availability of disinfection products (62%) and safety distance (59%) are, according to respondents, the measures taken and implemented to a greater extent by companies. The least adopted measures are the existence of display cabinets and other isolation measures among workers (32%) and the reduction of personnel in the workplace (42%).

In relation to these last results, it is the two measures that occupy the bottom of the list of protection elements implemented in companies, the ones that top the list of measures most requested by workers; showcases (29%) and decrease in staff in the workplace (25%)

Teleworking and COVID, what is the ideal in Spain? 

44% of those surveyed answered that they would prefer to telework 2 or 3 days a week, 37% would like this situation to occur on a daily basis, 11% prefer to telework for only one day and 6% respond never wanting to telework. 

There are no major differences between the opinion of men and women, since 39% of women would choose to telecommute every day, compared to 36% of men who say so. Similarly, 7% of men would prefer never to telework, compared to 5% of women who declare it.  

4 out of 10 young people feel less satisfied with their work after COVID-19 

Women (24%) and young people between 18-24 years old (42%) report feeling the least satisfied with their work after the pandemic. 11% of the population (the same number in both men and women) responded feeling more satisfied with their work after the crisis, while 68% of the general population responded feeling equally satisfied with their work after the pandemic. 

(YouGov Spain)

April 29, 2021

Source: https://es.yougov.com/news/2021/04/29/dia-de-los-trabajadores-la-opinion-en-espana-sobre/

 

NORTH AMERICA

688-43-11/Poll

An Overwhelming Majority Of U.S. Adults (91%) Say Either That Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medical And Recreational Use (60%) Or That It Should Be Legal For Medical Use Only (31%)

Marijuana is illegal under federal law, but a growing number of states have legalized the drug for medical or recreational purposes in recent years. The changing legal landscape has coincided with a dramatic increase in public support for legalization, which is favored by a majority of Americans.

Here are six facts about Americans and marijuana.

Fewer than 10% of U.S. adults say marijuana should not be legal at all

Around nine-in-ten Americans favor some form of marijuana legalization, according to an April 2021 Pew Research Center survey. An overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (91%) say either that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use (60%) or that it should be legal for medical use only (31%). Just 8% say the drug should not be legal in any form.

Public support for marijuana legalization differs widely by age and party. Older adults are far less likely than younger ones to support marijuana legalization for both recreational and medical uses, according to the April 2021 survey. For instance, just 32% of adults ages 75 and older say marijuana should be legal for recreational and medical use, by far the lowest share for any age category. By contrast, seven-in-ten adults under the age of 30 favor legalization for medical and recreational use.

Majorities across age groups – except 75 and older – say marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational uses

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are more likely than Republicans and GOP leaners to support the legalization of marijuana for both purposes (72% vs. 47%).

U.S. public opinion on legalizing marijuana, 1969-2019

There has been a dramatic increase in public support for marijuana legalization in the last two decades. In addition to asking about the medical and recreational use of marijuana, the Center has also asked Americans a more general question about legalizing marijuana. In 2019, the last time the Center asked that question, two-thirds of adults expressed support for marijuana legalization, more than double the share who said so in 2000.

Supporters and opponents of marijuana legalization cite different reasons for their views. Americans who favor legalization are most likely to point to the drug’s perceived medical benefits or to say it would free up law enforcement to focus on other types of crime; 86% and 70%, respectively, say these are very important reasons for their support, according to a Gallup survey conducted in spring 2019.

Among Americans who oppose marijuana legalization, 79% say a very important reason is that it would increase the number of car accidents involving drivers who use marijuana. Around seven-in-ten (69%) say a very important reason is that legalization would lead to more people using stronger and more addictive drugs.

Fewer than half (46%) of U.S. adults say they have ever used marijuana, according to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That is lower than the shares who say they have ever consumed alcohol (80%) or ever used tobacco products (61%).

While many Americans say they have ever used cannabis, far fewer are current users, according to the same 2019 survey: 18% of U.S. adults say they have used marijuana over the past year, while 11% say they have used the drug over the past month.

Where recreational marijuana is legal in the U.S.

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized small amounts of marijuana for adult recreational use as of April 2021, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. This spring, New Mexico, New York and Virginia became the most recent states to do so. Overall, 43% of U.S. adults now live in a jurisdiction that has legalized the recreational use of marijuana at the local level, according to 2019 population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. Guam, a U.S. territory, legalized the recreational use of marijuana in 2019, and the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth, did so in 2018.

Three dozen states, as well as D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, have approved some form of a medical marijuana program. Numerous states have also enacted laws reducing criminal penalties for certain marijuana-related convictions or allowing past convictions to be expunged.

(PEW)

APRIL 26, 2021

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/26/facts-about-marijuana/

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Three-In-Ten Black Americans Say Staying In Their Current Denomination Would Be Very Important If They Were Looking For A New Congregation

Black churches are among the oldest and most influential institutions dedicated to supporting Black Americans. When they were first founded, denominations like the African Methodist Episcopal Church gave Black Americans a place to worship freely.

Over the years, Black congregations have not only offered a place of prayer for many Black worshippers, but also played a role in the advancement of Black Americans more generally – from supporting colleges to taking the lead in many civil rights causes.

Yet, when it comes to choosing a house of worship, most Black Americans don’t prioritize denominational labels. A welcoming congregation and inspiring sermons are far more important to them, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.

Denominational labels much less important than a welcoming congregation and inspiring sermons for most Black Americans

Only 30% of Black adults say that it would be “very important” to find a congregation in their current denomination if they were looking for a new house of worship, according to the survey, conducted Nov. 19, 2019-June 3, 2020. Far larger shares say it is very important to find a congregation that is welcoming (80%) or that has inspiring sermons (77%).

This isn’t to say Black Americans are completely dismissive of denominations. Though only three-in-ten Black Americans say staying in their current denomination would be very important if they were looking for a new congregation, about as many (31%) say it would be “somewhat” important. Fewer say it would be “not too” important (20%), and only 16% of Black Americans say it would be “not at all” important.

One-third of Black Protestants say staying in their denomination is very important

The relatively low priority placed on denominational affiliation, compared with a welcoming congregation and inspiring sermons, holds among a variety of Christian traditions as well as among non-Christian groups, such as Muslims. For example, roughly equal shares of Black Protestants (32%) and Catholics (31%) say the denomination would be a very important consideration if they were looking for a new congregation, as do 31% of members of non-Christian faiths. However, when it comes to Black members of “other” Christian faiths – mostly respondents who identify as Jehovah’s Witness, but also including Orthodox Christians and other groups – 51% say denomination would be a very important consideration.

Meanwhile, vast majorities of each of these groups prioritize welcoming congregations and inspiring sermons. Seven-in-ten or more among Protestants, Catholics and members of “other” Christian and non-Christian faiths say that a welcoming congregation and inspiring sermons would be “very important” when looking for a new congregation.

In addition to examining opinions across these broad religious traditions, the report also looks at responses within Protestant traditions. Among these groups specifically, 34% of Black adults in historically Black Protestant denominations say denomination would be a very important consideration if they were looking for a new congregation, as do 36% of evangelical Protestants and 30% of members of mainline Protestant denominations.

Among Black Protestants who identify only with a more general denominational family, but do not give enough information to be placed in specific religious traditions, it is also the case that about one-third (34%) say denomination would be a very important consideration. As an example, members of this group might include Black Americans who describe themselves as Baptist, but when offered a list of options, they do not specify if they identify with the Southern Baptist Convention (in the evangelical Protestant tradition), American Baptist Churches, USA (a mainline Protestant denomination), the Progressive National Baptist Convention (a historically Black Protestant denomination) or any other specific denomination. Instead, they describe themselves as “just Baptist” or decline to provide further information about the specific Baptist denomination they identify with.

Finally, among Black Protestants who say they are nondenominational or give a vague answer to questions about denominational affiliation – such as saying they are “just a Protestant” – a quarter each say the denomination of a congregation would be important if they were looking for a new church. That is lower than the shares of members of historically Black Protestant denominations, members of evangelical denominations, or Black Protestants who identify only with a general denominational family who say the same. 

(PEW)

APRIL 29, 2021

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/29/most-black-protestants-say-denominational-affiliation-is-less-important-than-inspiring-sermons/

 

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The 19 Largest Asian Origin Groups In The United States Together Account For 97% Of The Nation’s Total Asian Population

The U.S. Asian population is diverse. A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics.

The 19 largest Asian origin groups in the United States together account for 97% of the nation’s total Asian population. Below are key findings about these Americans. (This analysis includes all those who identify their race as Asian alone or as part of a multiracial background, regardless of Hispanic origin. It is accompanied by updated fact sheets that describe key demographic and economic characteristics of each of Asian origin group, as well as by another analysis that details the diversity of origins within the Asian American population.)

Asian population in U.S. nearly doubled between 2000 and 2019 and is projected to surpass 46 million by 2060

The U.S. Asian population is projected to reach 46 million by 2060. In the 1870 census, roughly 63,000 individuals were classified as Asian by U.S. Census Bureau enumerators. By 1960, the first time census respondents could choose their own race, 980,000 individuals self-identified as Asian. The nation’s Asian population rose to 11.9 million by 2000 and then nearly doubled to 23.2 million by 2019 – a 95% increase within two decades. Asians now make up about 7% of the nation’s overall population, and their numbers are projected to surpass 46 million by 2060, nearly four times their current total. (In decennial censuses conducted in 1980 and earlier, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were reported as a single group.)

Single-race, non-Hispanic Asians make up a large majority of the population

The single-race, non-Hispanic segment of the U.S. Asian population makes up a large majority (83%) of all Asians in the country. This population is also the nation’s fastest-growing racial or ethnic group. Between 2000 and 2019, their numbers grew by 81%, outpacing a 70% increase among Hispanics. The Black population grew by 20% during this span, while there was virtually no change in the White population.

Multiracial and Hispanic Asians comprise 14% and 3% of the Asian population in the U.S., respectively. Those who identify as Asian and White make up a large majority (70%) of non-Hispanic multiracial Asians. Of the 19 origin groups included in this analysis, Japanese Americans are most likely to identify as multiracial non-Hispanic (32% do so). Around one-in-five Filipinos (18%) and 15% of Koreans also identify as multiracial non-Hispanic.

Asian Hispanics, meanwhile, are the smallest segment of the nation’s Asian population. A 34% plurality of this group are Filipino.

Six origin groups make up 85% of all Asian Americans

Chinese Americans are the largest Asian origin group in the U.S., making up 23% of the Asian population, or 5.4 million people. The next two largest origin groups are Indian Americans, who account for 20% of the total (4.6 million people), and Filipinos, who account for 18% (or 4.2 million people). Those with roots in Vietnam (2.2 million), Korea (1.9 million) and Japan (1.5 million) each have a population of at least 1 million. The other 13 groups in this analysis account for 12% of all U.S. Asians, totaling 2.7 million people, with no one group surpassing 600,000. The remaining 3% of U.S. Asians provided other origins or indicated they are Asian but did not indicate an origin.

Nearly half of U.S. Asians (45%) live in the West, with nearly a third (30%) in California alone. California had an Asian population of roughly 6.7 million in 2019, by far the nation’s largest. It was followed by New York (1.9 million), Texas (1.6 million), New Jersey (958,000) and Washington (852,000). A majority of U.S. Asians (55%) lived in these five states.

Nearly half of all Asian Americans live in the West

Aside from Hawaii, where U.S. Asians accounted for 57% of the population in 2019, Asians made up the largest share of the overall population in California (17%), Washington (11%), New Jersey (11%) and Nevada (11%).

While a plurality of Asian Americans lived in the West in 2019, some 24% lived in the South, 19% in the Northeast and 12% in the Midwest.

Around six-in-ten Asian Americans (57%), including 71% of Asian American adults, were born in another country. By comparison, 14% of all Americans – and 17% of adults – were born elsewhere.

The modern immigration wave from Asia has accounted for a quarter of all immigrants who have arrived in the U.S. since 1965. But when and how Asian immigrants arrived in the U.S. varies, which helps explain why some Asian origin groups are more likely than others to be U.S. born. For example, immigrants account for only 27% of Japanese Americans, who began arriving in the 19th century as plantation workers in what is now the state of Hawaii. By contrast, many Bhutanese arrived recently as refugees, and a large majority (85%) are foreign born.

Asians projected to become the largest immigrant group in the U.S., surpassing Hispanics

Asian Americans are projected to be the nation’s largest immigrant group by the middle of the century. Single-race, non-Hispanic Asians are projected to become the largest immigrant group in the country, surpassing Hispanics in 2055. By then, Asians are expected to make up 36% of all U.S. immigrants, while Hispanics will make up 34%, according to population projections from the Pew Research Center.

People from Asia made up about 14% of the 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017. Four nations in Asia were among the top 15 countries of birth for U.S. unauthorized immigrants: India (525,000), China (375,000), the Philippines (160,000) and Korea (150,000).

U.S.-born Asians are substantially younger than the rest of the Asian American population. As of 2019, the Asian population in the U.S. had a median age of 34, slightly lower than the nation’s overall median of 38. But the median age of U.S.-born Asians was just 19 – compared with 36 among all U.S.-born people. Foreign-born Asians, meanwhile, had the same median age as the nation’s overall immigrant population (45).

U.S.-born Asians are significantly younger than their foreign-born counterparts, and nearly 60% are members of Gen Z or younger

The relative youth of the U.S.-born Asian population is reflected in their generational breakdown. Nearly six-in-ten U.S.-born Asians (58%) were members of Generation Z in 2019, which means they were 22 or younger at the time. Another quarter of the U.S.-born Asian population that year belonged to the Millennial generation, while one-in-ten or fewer were part of Generation X or older generations.

Overall, 72% of all U.S. Asians were “proficient” in English as of 2019, meaning they either spoke only English or spoke the language very well. Nearly all U.S.-born Asians (95%) were proficient in English, compared with 57% of foreign-born Asians.

In 2019, nearly three-quarters of the U.S. Asian population speaks English proficiently; among the U.S. born, nearly two-thirds speak only English at home

About a third of U.S. Asians (34%) speak only English in their homes. The remaining 66% speak a language other than English at home. The most common of these is Chinese, including Mandarin and Cantonese, spoken by 34% of Asians at home. Hindi (13%) is the second most commonly spoken non-English language among Asians, followed by Tagalog and other Filipino languages (9%) and Vietnamese (7%).

Nearly two-thirds of U.S.-born Asians (65%) speak only English at home. Most Asian immigrants, by contrast, speak a language other than English at home. Chinese is the most commonly spoken language among the foreign-born Asian population (22%), followed by Hindi (18%).

About a quarter of Asian Americans (27%) live in multigenerational households. That’s comparable to the share among all immigrants in the U.S. (28%), but higher than the share among Americas overall (19%). Asians who are immigrants are slightly more likely than U.S.-born Asians to reside in households with multiple generations under one roof (29% vs 23%).

Asians have a lower homeownership rate than the U.S. public overall (59% vs. 64%). Nevertheless, the homeownership rate is on the rise among Asian Americans, increasing from 53% in 2000 to 59% in 2019. Immigrant Asians were slightly more likely than U.S.-born Asians to be homeowners in 2019 (60% vs. 56%). Among the entire U.S. population, however, immigrants were less likely than the U.S. born to own a home in 2019 (53% vs. 66%).

On the whole, Asian Americans do well on measures of economic well-being compared with the overall U.S. population, but this varies widely among Asian origin groups. In 2019, the median annual household income of households headed by Asian people was $85,800, compared with $61,800 among all U.S. households. Foreign-born Asian households earned slightly more than those headed by U.S.-born Asians ($88,000 vs. $85,000).

Despite doing well on economic indicators overall, income varies widely among Asian origin groups, as do poverty rates

These overall figures hide differences among Asian origin groups, however. Households headed by Burmese Americans, for example, had significantly lower incomes than Asian Americans overall ($44,400 vs. $85,800). By contrast, only two Asian origin groups had higher household incomes than among Asian Americans overall: those headed by Indian Americans ($119,000) and those headed by Filipino Americans ($90,400).

All told, 12 Asian origin groups had higher median household incomes than the median among all Americans.

Asians are less likely than Americans overall to live in poverty (10% vs. 13% as of 2019). Poverty rates among U.S.-born and foreign-born Asians were 9% and 11%, respectively, that year. The poverty rate among immigrant Asian minors – those under the age of 18 – was slightly higher, at 16%.

Again, there are large differences in poverty rates among Asian subgroups. Most of the Asian origin groups analyzed (12 of 19) had poverty rates that were as high as or higher than the U.S. average in 2019. Mongolians (25%) had the highest poverty rates among Asian groups, while the lowest rate was among Indians (6%).

More than half of Asians ages 25 and older (54%) have a bachelor’s degree or more education, compared with 33% of the U.S. population in the same age range. Similar shares of U.S.-born (55%) and foreign-born Asians (54%) have earned a college degree. Both figures are substantially higher than the share of all U.S.-born people and all U.S. immigrants with a college degree (32% each).

Much like economic trends within the U.S. Asian population, there are wide disparities among origin groups. Indians ages 25 and older have the highest level of educational attainment among U.S. Asians, with 75% holding a bachelor’s degree or more in 2019. Bhutanese adults are the least likely Asian origin group to have a college degree (15%).

(PEW)

APRIL 29, 2021

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/29/key-facts-about-asian-americans/

 

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59% Of Americans Say They Are Bothered A Lot By The Feeling That Some Corporations And Wealthy People Don’t Pay Their Fair Share In Taxes

President Joe Biden has proposed raising taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans to help pay for a series of new initiatives, ensuring that the issue of taxes will be front and center for Congress in the weeks and months ahead.

What bothers Americans about the federal tax system?

The public’s frustrations with the U.S. tax system have not changed much in recent years. Far more Americans continue to say they are bothered “a lot” by the feeling that some corporations and wealthy people do not pay their fair share of taxes than by the complexity of the tax system or even the amount they pay in taxes.

Majorities of Americans say they are bothered a lot by the feeling that some corporations and wealthy people don’t pay their fair share in taxes (59% each), according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted April 5-11.

Nearly half (47%) say they are bothered a lot by the complexity of the federal tax system, while a third say the same about the amount they pay in taxes. Just 13% express a similar degree of frustration with the feeling that some poor people don’t pay their fair share in taxes. For four of the five items asked about in the survey – the exception being the sense that the poor do not pay their fair share in taxes – sizable majorities say they are bothered a lot or some. Relatively few say they are bothered not much or not at all by these aspects of the tax system.

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are far more likely than Republicans and GOP leaners to say they are bothered “a lot” by the feeling that some corporations don’t pay their fair share in taxes (76% vs. 38%). There is a similar gap over the feeling that some wealthy people don’t pay their fair share (78% of Democrats vs. 36% of Republicans).

Wide partisan gaps over concerns that corporations, wealthy don’t pay their fair share in taxes

Partisan differences are smaller for the other items in the survey.

About half of Republicans (52%) and 45% of Democrats say they are bothered a lot by the tax system’s complexity. And while 41% of Republicans say they are bothered a lot by the amount they pay in taxes, a smaller share of Democrats (26%) say the same.

Just 17% of Republicans and 10% of Democrats say they are bothered a lot by the feeling that some poor people don’t pay their fair share. This is the lowest-ranked concern in both party coalitions.

Views of personal tax burden differ by age, party

For the second time in two years, the IRS has delayed Tax Day this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. Individual tax returns will be due May 17 instead of the customary date of April 15.

In the Center’s latest survey, around half of Americans (49%) say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, considering what they get from the federal government, while 44% say they pay about the right amount in taxes. Few (6%) say they pay less than their fair share in taxes.

Public split over whether their tax burden is too high or about right; few say they pay less than fair share

There are modest demographic differences in Americans’ views of their personal tax burden, with a few exceptions.

Americans 65 and older are the only age group in which a majority (56%) say they pay about the right amount in taxes. Those ages 30 to 64 are more critical, with a little over half (53%) saying they pay more than their fair share in taxes.

Views among those ages 18 to 29 are mixed: 43% say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, and 42% say they pay the right amount. Similar shares of upper- and middle-income Americans (52% and 54%, respectively) say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, but fewer lower-income adults (38%) say the same.

Republicans are more critical of their own tax burden than Democrats. A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (59%) say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, while 35% say they pay about the right amount. Among Democrats and Democratic leaners, a larger share say they pay about the right amount (50%) than say they pay more than their fair share (41%).

Upper-income Republicans more likely than those with lower incomes to say they pay more than fair share in taxes

Views of personal tax burdens also differ by income tier within each partisan group.

Upper-income Republicans (71%) are far more likely than middle-income (63%) and lower-income Republicans (41%) to say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, considering what they get from the federal government.

The pattern among Democrats is different. Nearly half of middle-income Democrats (46%) say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, but this view is less common among both upper- and lower-income Democrats (37% in each group).

As a result of these differences, partisan gaps are wider among higher-income groups than among lower-income tiers. For example, 71% of upper-income Republicans say they pay more than their fair share in taxes, versus 37% of upper-income Democrats. There is little partisan difference among lower-income Americans.

(PEW)

APRIL 30, 2021

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/30/top-tax-frustrations-for-americans-the-feeling-that-some-corporations-wealthy-people-dont-pay-fair-share/

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

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Over 7.5 Million Australians Aged (36%) Watched Afl Matches On Tv At Least Occasionally In 2020

Overall TV viewership of the AFL was up slightly in 2020, by 15,000 (+0.2%) to 7,540,000, and the growth was powered by increasing male viewership, up 74,000 (+1.8%) to 4,246,000. Viewership amongst women was down slightly by 59,000 (-1.8%) to 3,294,000.

The most popular TV product for the AFL is the Grand Final which had TV viewership of 6,363,000 in 2020, up 77,000 (+1.2%) on 2019.

The AFL increased its lead over northern rival the NRL in 2020 with overall TV viewership of the NRL including the NRL Regular Season, NRL Finals, NRL Grand Final and the showpiece NRL State of Origin down 208,000 (-3.5%) to 5,763,000.

There were declines in TV viewership of the NRL for both genders with 3,550,000 watching the NRL in 2020, down 145,000 (-3.9%) and 2,213,000 women watching the NRL, down 63,000 (-2.8%).

The NRL State of Origin remains the most important TV product for the NRL with 4,862,000 watching any of the three matches on TV compared to around 4,486,000 watching the NRL Grand Final.

The findings are from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, Australia’s most trusted and comprehensive consumer survey, derived from in-depth interviews with 50,000 Australians each year.

TV Viewership of the AFL vs. NRL by Gender: 2019 vs. 2020

https://www.roymorgan.com/~/media/files/morgan%20poll/2020s/2021/april/8687-c1.png?la=enSource: Roy Morgan Single Source, January – December 2019, n=23,652, January – December 2020, n=61,294. Base: Australians 14+.

AFL’s largest audience is people aged under 35, whilst it is 50-64 year olds for the NRL

TV viewership of the AFL is largest amongst younger Australians with 1,962,000 viewers aged under 35 in 2020, though this is down 81,000 (-3.9%) on 2019. The second largest viewer group of the AFL is people aged 50-64 at 1,918,000, also down slightly by 41,000 (-2.1%) on a year earlier.

The two age groups to drive the overall increase in TV viewership of the AFL were people aged 35-49, up 115,000 (+6.6%) to 1,851,000 and those aged 65+, up 23,000 (+1.2%) to 1,810,000.

In contrast to the AFL the largest viewing audience for the NRL is people aged 50-64 at 1,532,000, although this was down 102,000 (-6.2%) on a year ago.

There are 1,456,000 TV viewers of the NRL aged under 35 and 1,448,000 aged 35-49, although both were down on a year ago.

The positive news for the NRL is the growing TV viewership for people aged 65+ which increased 6,000 (+0.5%) to 1,327,000.

TV Viewership of the AFL vs. NRL by Age: 2019 vs. 2020

https://www.roymorgan.com/~/media/files/morgan%20poll/2020s/2021/april/8687-c2.png?la=enSource: Roy Morgan Single Source, January – December 2019, n=23,652, January – December 2020, n=61,294. Base: Australians 14+.

Industry Communications Director Julian McCrann says the AFL and NRL have welcomed back crowds in large numbers at games in 2021 but will be looking to retain the gains in TV viewership made during the COVID-19 impacted season of 2020:

“Australians were ‘locked down’ during March, April and May of 2020 as the nation dealt with the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the AFL’s key Victorian audience the lockdown returned in early July and continued until late October – encompassing the large majority of the AFL season including all the finals and the AFL Grand Final – held outside Victoria for the first time ever.

“These conditions meant Victorians in particular were ‘glued to their TV’ during the winter months of 2020 and the AFL was the beneficiary of this – growing total TV viewership of its products such as the AFL Grand Final, AFL Finals and AFL Home & Away matches to 7,540,000, up 15,000 on a year earlier. The increase in overall TV viewership was the first recorded for the AFL since 2015.

“The AFL grew their TV viewership amongst key demographics including men (up 1.8%), people aged 35-49 (up 6.6%) and those aged 65+ (up 1.2%). In contrast overall TV viewership of the NRL was down on a year earlier by 208,000 (down 5.3%) to 5,763,000. However, the NRL did manage to grow TV viewership for those aged 65+ (up 0.5%).

“In the NRL’s key markets of NSW and Queensland there was obviously no long second lockdown to deal with meaning residents of these States weren’t stuck at home on the couch watching TV during the NRL season. The drop in the NRL’s TV viewership was no surprise though as it continues the trend of recent years since TV viewership for the sport peaked in 2016 at 6,858,000.

“Comparing the TV viewership of the two sports shows where the AFL’s greatest advantages lie and the most prominent is the edge the AFL enjoys with women. 3,294,000 women watch the AFL on TV compared to 2,213,000 watching the NRL – a gap of over 1 million viewers (+48.9%) in this key demographic in the AFL’s favour. The AFL also has a significant advantage for people aged under 35: AFL (1,962,000) cf. NRL (1,456,000) – a difference of 506,000 (+34.8%).”

(Roy Morgan)

April 26 2021

Source: https://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8687-afl-vs-nrl-april-2021-202104260235

 

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88% Australians Rate Nurses Very High Or High For Their Ethics And Honesty

Of all 30 professions surveyed in 2021, only one profession, Union Leaders, increased their rating compared to four years ago while 29 professions have a lower image now than in 2017 pre-pandemic.


Since 2017 there have been several trends and events that have shaped public opinion on professions including the rise of ‘Fake News’ and growing distrust of social media companies; The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation, and Financial Services Industry that uncovered countless examples of wrongdoing within Australia’s banking and financial companies; scandals at large businesses such as AMP and most recently Greensill Capital, mining disasters including the destruction of indigenous art at the Juukan Gorge and the Mariana dam disaster; and the result of the 2019 Australian Federal Election came as a shock to many media professionals who had predicted a clear ALP victory.


In the last year the COVID-19 pandemic has up-ended the working lives of millions of Australians with many forced to work from home, stood down, having their work hours reduced, been made redundant and other significant impacts on their employment situations.


Despite these wider trends that have bred a degree of cynicism of those we are asked to ‘trust’ in a whole range of industries the usual professions have held their standing at the top of the rankings with Nurses ranked clearly in first place again. Now 88% Australians (down 6% from 2017) rate Nurses ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ‘ethics and honesty’.

Health professionals are clustered near the top with Nurses followed by Doctors on 82% (down 7% since 2017), Pharmacists on 76% (down 8%) and Dentists on 71% (down 8%). Only School Teachers on 74% (down 7%) prevent a clean sweep at the top for health-related professionals.

Image of Professions 2021: % of Australians aged 14+ rating the profession as 'very high' or 'high' for ethics and honesty

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Source: These are the main findings of a Roy Morgan online survey conducted from April 13-22, 2021, with 1,267 Australian men and women aged 14 and over.

Respondents were asked: “As I say different occupations, could you please say – from what you know or have heard - which rating best describes how you, yourself, would rate or score people in various occupations for honesty and ethical standards (Very High, High, Average, Low, Very Low)?

Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says most professions have suffered from a loss of trust over the last few years although the COVID-19 pandemic has done nothing to shake the top three professions for ethics and honesty – Nurses, Doctors and Pharmacists:

“Roy Morgan’s Image of Professions survey for 2021 shows 88% of Australians rating Nurses ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for their ‘ethics and honesty’ – making it 24 straight surveys as the highest rated profession.

Nurses have been front and centre around the world during the last year as we’ve dealt with the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily for local Nurses Australia has dealt exceptionally well with the pandemic and we have largely avoided an out of control situation although many Victorians would fairly argue we came close during the middle of 2020.

“Once again other professions entrusted with looking after our health are close behind with Doctors on 82% and Pharmacists on 76% filling out the second and third spots overall – although all three leaders have declined from four years ago.

“The biggest loser from this year’s Image of Professions survey is the Police who have experienced a significant fall and are now rated highly for their ‘ethics and honesty’ by a bare majority of 51% of Australians – down 25% points from 2017.

“Notably, the lowest rating of any mainland State is Victoria at only 49%. Victorians told us in detail the issues they had with the local police in mid-September 2020 during the State’s long second lockdown – with the enforcement of COVID-19 related laws and the high profile ‘Lawyer X’ scandal emerging as key issues for respondents.

“The standout performer in a tough year for everyone has been Union Leaders – the only profession to improve their standing for ‘ethics and honesty’ compared to four years ago – up by 2% to 19%.  However, despite the improvement Union Leaders still rate amongst the bottom half of professions just behind Bank Managers (20%), Lawyers (26%) and Public Servants (27%).

“The real stragglers are a familiar bunch with Insurance Brokers (7%), Real Estate Agents (5%), Advertising People (4%) and Car Salesmen (3%) all filling the bottom four positions for the fourth straight survey.”

These are the main findings of a Roy Morgan online survey conducted from April 13-22, 2021, with 1,267 Australian men and women aged 14 and over.

Nurses continue their dominance but Doctors, Pharmacists and Dentists all rated very highly

Nurses have been rated ‘very high’ or ‘high’ by 88% of Australians in 2021, down 6% from 2017. The slide in the rating of Nurses this year has been felt across the board with declines for most professions including all four medical professions.

The decline brings Nurses back to the rating they held at the turn of the century in the year 2000 (88%) but despite the decline Nurses have been the most trusted profession in every year they’ve been included in the survey since 1994.

For the sixth survey in a row Doctors have finished second to their colleagues with 82% of Australians rating Doctors ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ethics and honesty. However, a drop of 7% on 2017 gave Doctors their lowest rating for over a decade since 2010 (79%).

Pharmacists were again the third most highly rated profession in 2021 with a rating of 76% representing a decline of 8% and the lowest rating for Pharmacists since Australia’s last recession in 1991 (76%).

In fourth position amongst the health professions were again Dentists rated ‘very high’ or ‘high’ by 71% of Australians, a drop of 8% on 2017 and equal with their rating in 2015 (71%). It was more than 30 years ago in 1989 when Dentists were last rated above any other health profession: Dentists 65% cf. Doctors 62% (1989 result).

Health professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

https://www.roymorgan.com/~/media/files/morgan%20poll/2020s/2021/april/8691-c2.png?la=enSource: Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

School Teachers preferred to University Lecturers for 38th straight survey

School Teachers have again topped University Lecturers for their ethics and honesty – a feat they have accomplished in every Image of Professions survey since first being conducted over 40 years ago in 1976.

A substantial majority of 74% of Australians rated School Teachers ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ethics and honesty – a drop of 7% from 2017 and the lowest rating for the professions since 2014 (72%).

In contrast 53% of Australians rated University Lecturers ‘very high’ or ‘high’, down a substantial 13% from 2017. The gap of 21% between the two professions is the largest ever gap between the two professions, beating the previous record gap of 18% points in 1996: School Teachers 68% cf. University Lecturers 50%.

Education professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

https://www.roymorgan.com/~/media/files/morgan%20poll/2020s/2021/april/8691-c3.png?la=enSource: Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

Engineers rated far ahead of Business Executives and Real Estate Agents

Engineers have again been rated highly for their ‘ethics and honesty’ at 68% in 2021, though this is down 12% from 2017 it is enough to be rated as the sixth highest profession overall and far ahead of other professions in business-related fields.

Other professions in business-related fields tend to be rated in the bottom third of professions with Directors of Public Companies on 14% (down 11%), Business Executives on 8% (down 10%) and Real Estate Agents on 5% (down 2%) all hitting new record lows for ‘ethics and honesty’ in 2021.

Only 3% of Australians rate Car Salesmen highly for their ‘ethics and honesty’ in 2021, a drop of 1% on 2017. Car Salesmen have been the lowest rated profession in every year the survey has been conducted since 1976.

Business-related professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

Source: Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

The image of Police plunges during COVID-19 – hitting the lowest for over forty years since 1979

The image of Police has plunged by more than any other profession over the last few years, with a bare majority of 51% of Australians now rating Police ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for ethics and honesty. The rating for Police is down 25% from four years ago and means Police have their lowest rating for over forty years since 1979 when only 48% rated the ‘boys in blue’ highly for ‘ethics and honesty’.

For the first time since 2013 both High Court Judges on 66% (down 8%) and State Supreme Court Judges on 63% (down 8%) are both rated more highly than Police - despite both being at their lowest ratings for at least a decade.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is Lawyers who bring up the rear of the professions in the legal field with 26% of Australians rating Lawyers as ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for ethics and honesty – down 9% points from 2017 and the lowest rating for Lawyers for over twenty years since 1998.

Judicial-related professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

Source: Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

Accountants and Bank Managers experience big falls for ‘ethics and honesty’ in 2021

Despite a substantial fall in their rating for ethics and honesty Accountants have once again retained their lead as the most admired financial-related profession with 38% (down 12% since 2017) of Australians rating Accountants ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for ethics and honesty. Accountants have now been the preferred financial-related profession for 30 years since 1991.

Along with many other professions Bank Managers have also experienced a decline in their rating for ethics and honesty, down 13% to 20% - a new record low for this profession.

Until this year the ethics and honesty of Financial Planners has been remarkably consistent since being introduced to the survey for the first time in 2010. However, this year, the broader trends took their rating for ethics and honesty down to 17%, a drop of 8% since 2017.

Two familiar professions continue to be on the nose with Australians – only 9% of Australians (down 2%) now rate Stockbrokers ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ethics and honesty and even fewer, just 7%, rate Insurance Brokers ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ethics and honesty, down 3% from four years ago. Both ratings were new record lows for both Stockbrokers and Insurance Brokers.

Finance professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

https://www.roymorgan.com/~/media/files/morgan%20poll/2020s/2021/april/8691-c6.png?la=enSource: Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

Union Leaders only profession to improve their rating for ethics and honesty in 2021

Union Leaders have improved their standing for ethics and honesty for the second straight survey in 2021 with 19% of Australians now rating the profession ‘very high’ or ‘high’, an improvement of 2% on 2017.

Although views on Public Servants ethics and honesty fell this year those in the profession are rated clearly higher than their Parliamentary bosses, or the improving Union Leaders, with 27% of Australians rating the profession ‘very high’ or ‘high’ – down 10% on 2017.

Both Federal MPs and their State MP colleagues fell sharply in 2021 – both professions more than halved, down 9% to 7%, and are now rated amongst the lowest of all professions.

The last time Federal MPs were rated this lowly John Howard was Prime Minister and set for his second election victory in 1998 while the last time State MPs were rated this lowly Jeff Kennett was the Premier of Victoria, Bob Carr was the Premier of NSW and Rob Borbidge was the Premier of Queensland also in 1998.

Public sector professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

https://www.roymorgan.com/~/media/files/morgan%20poll/2020s/2021/april/8691-c7.png?la=enSource: Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

Newspaper journalists marginally in front of public opinion pollsters amongst media professions

Newspaper Journalists are now rated more highly for ethics and honesty than Public Opinion Pollsters for the first time in 2021. Now 15% of Australians (down 5% since 2017) rate Newspaper Journalists ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for ethics and honesty compared to 11% (down 23%) for Public Opinion Pollsters.

The perception of Public Opinion Pollsters in Australia suffered a blow in the aftermath of the 2019 Federal Election when many had predicted an ALP victory. However, the L-NP surprised many by winning a narrow election with a 1 seat majority on the floor of Parliament.

Roy Morgan consistently predicted a close Federal Election in 2019 and we even said so in our pre-election presentation in early May 2019 – ‘State of the Nation: Election 2019 is a ‘photo finish’.

Level with Public Opinion Pollsters are TV Reporters with 11% of Australians rating them ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for ethics and honesty – down 6% on four years ago. Just behind are Talk-back Radio Announcers with 10% of Australians rating their ethics and honesty as ‘very high’ or ‘high’ – a new record low.

However, there was a clear straggler amongst the media professions with only 4% of Australians (down 1% from 2017) rating Advertising People either ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ethics and honesty.

Media professions rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

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Source: 
Roy Morgan Image of Professions surveys of Australians 14+ between 1976 – 2021.

Ministers of Religion continue steady decline to new record low

When first introduced in 1996 Ministers of Religion were rated ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for ‘ethics and honesty’ by 59% of respondents – enough for sixth place overall.

In 2021 Ministers of Religion have hit a new record low rating of only 30% for ethics and honesty, down 4% from four years ago. The considerable scandals experienced this century have clearly had a significant impact on the standing of the profession in the wider community and religious observance has also been steadily declining for years.

The latest Roy Morgan figures on religious observance show that just 53.4% of Australians said they belonged to a religion in 2020 – down almost 20% of people since 2003 when 73.2% of respondents said they belonged to a religion.

Ministers of Religion rated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ for ethics and honesty (% of Australians)

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(Roy Morgan)

April 27 2021

Source: https://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8691-image-of-professions-2021-april-2021-202104260655

 

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YouGov Australia’s Technology Rankings 2021

  • Google takes the top spot in Australia, and comes in second globally
  • Apple scores high points with Gen Z adults
  • Fisher & Paykel comes in fourth for those aged 45 and up

Tech brands that enable us to stay connected and remain entertained at home during the COVID-19 pandemic comprise much of our YouGov Australia’s Technology Rankings 2021. 

The rankings are calculated using YouGov BrandIndex and ranked based on a 12-month average Impression score - a net measure of whether a consumer has a positive or negative impression of a brand.

Ubiquitous tech giant Google takes the top spot with an Impression score of +55.5. The brand comes in second in the global rankings. Japanese trails 14 points behind Google in second place (+41.5), followed by South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung in third (+41.0).

While rival Apple beats out Microsoft globally, amongst Australians Microsoft leaves a better impression, coming in fourth (+36.5) overall. British Dyson takes fifth (+36.4), narrowly beating out its Japanese competitor Panasonic in sixth (+33.9). Ubiquitous camera brand Canon take seventh (+32.1).

Major appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel is in joint eighth with Apple (+30.9). However, amongst Aussie adults aged 45 and up, Fisher & Paykel takes fourth (+44.7). For those aged 18 to 24, Apple comes in as the brand with the second best Impression score (+42.8). German Bosch rounds up the list in tenth place (+28.1).

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(YouGov Australia)

April 28 2021

Source: https://au.yougov.com/news/2021/04/28/yougov-australias-technology-rankings-2021/

 

MULTICOUNTRY STUDIES

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Three-Quarters Of Americans (73%) And Two-Thirds Of Brits (67%) Indicating They Play Games On Either An IOS Or Android Device

When many parts of the world shut down to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19), mobile games became one of the most accessible forms of fun and distraction for those stuck at home. The appeals of mobile gaming in particular are clear, especially during a pandemic: nearly everyone carries a smartphone these days and many mobile games are free-to-play, with the option to customize the experience with in-app purchases.  
 
This formula deepened engagement with mobile gaming in the US and Great Britain, with many mobile gamers saying they played more over the last year. This doesn’t seem to be a temporary trend either and even a year after the onset of the pandemic, many mobile gamers indicate they plan to continue playing, according to new YouGov research. 
 
We polled 1,200 adults each in the US and Great Britain on the subject. Mobile gaming proves to be wildly popular in both countries, with roughly three-quarters of Americans (73%) and two-thirds of Brits (67%) indicating they play games on either an iOS or Android device (i.e., they are mobile gamers). In both countries, women are significantly more likely than men to say they play mobile games (81% vs 66% in the US; 72% vs. 61% in Great Britain). 
 
The data shows the pandemic only increased existing gamers’ engagement with mobile games. Nearly two in five mobile gamers in the US (39%) and Great Britain (36%) say they play mobile games more than they did before the onset of COVID-19. Specifically in Great Britain, female mobile gamers are significantly more likely to lead this surge in gaming (42% vs. 29% of male mobile gamers). 

And it’s not just that existing gamers say they’re playing more than they did pre-pandemic. Majorities of mobile gamers in the US (77%) and Great Britian (68%) report they will likely sustain playing at this increased rate beyond COVID-19. As people begin returning to work, school and their normal schedules, it’s important for publishers and brands to understand if mobile gaming will maintain its share of entertainment time. It appears, so far, that the mobile gaming industry shouldn't expect a drop-off, even in a post-pandemic world. 

(YouGov UK)

April 29, 2021

Source: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/media/articles-reports/2021/04/29/mobile-gaming-surge-will-stick-beyond-pandemic

 

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 In Germany, Three In Five People (60%) Say They Are Ready To Spend More On More Environmentally Friendly Products

The concept of sustainable development - both in terms of production and consumption - is at the heart of the concerns of many consumers around the world. Governments around the world have signed agreements guaranteeing intensified efforts to fight climate change, reduce CO2 emissions and protect the planet. According to the data collected via our Profiles tool , consumers are also inclined to take action to protect the environment.

Given the growing awareness of environmental issues in recent years, YouGov asked consumers in different markets about their willingness to pay more for environmentally friendly products. Here we have focused on the people who are primarily or partially responsible for purchasing for their homes.

The results of this study show that many consumers are willing to pay more to protect the environment. In Germany, three in five people (60%) say they are ready to spend more on more environmentally friendly products. The same goes for 58% of Americans, 57% of Britons, 53% of Australians and 50% of French people .

In Japan, this feeling is not the majority. Indeed, only 27% of them agree that they would be prepared to pay more for products that are good for the environment. At the same time, 31% disagree and 42% neither agree nor disagree.

Our Profiles tool also allows us to highlight generational differences. Thus, in France , young people are more likely to be ready to pay more for sustainable products than their elders: 55% of 18-24 year olds compared to 46% of 45-54 year olds.

In a recent international white paper, YouGov studied the evolution of buying and consuming habits in 17 countries. This  report devoted to the FMCG sector  highlights  the evolution of online shopping  and reveals  the impact of the pandemic on purchasing behavior . Additionally, it sheds light  on consumer attitudes towards local and sustainable consumption in a post-COVID-19 world .

(YouGov Germany)

April 27, 2021

Source: https://fr.yougov.com/news/2021/04/27/consommateurs-achats-environnement/

 

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Global Public Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Passports For International Travel

A new Ipsos survey for the World Economic Forum finds that, on average, about three in four adults across 28 countries agree that COVID-19 vaccine passports should be required of travelers to enter their country and that they would be effective in making travel and large events safe. About two in three say they should be required to access large public venues and as many expect they will be widely used in their country.

On the other hand, only about half agree they should be required for shops, restaurants, and offices. That same survey conducted online among over 21,000 adults between March 26 and April 9, 2021 finds that, on average across 28 countries, just 50% are comfortable allowing their government to access their personal health information and 40% in the case of private companies.

Another Ipsos survey conducted online among more than 15,000 adults across 12 countries, April 8-11, finds the global public sharply divided about whether only those who have been vaccinated should be allowed to take part in activities involving large groups of people such as taking public transit, flying, and attending cultural and sporting, or events.

Read the World Economic Forum article.

Detailed Findings

Views about vaccine passports

In the 28-country survey, Ipsos defined a COVID-19 vaccine passport as a record or health data certificate that would prove whether an individual has been vaccinated against COVID-19 or has recently tested negative for COVID-19, and that would be accessible electronically (e.g., on mobile phone apps) or as a printed document or card.

 

On average, globally:

  • 78% agree that travelers entering their country should be required to have a vaccine passport; a majority agree in each of the 28 countries surveyed – from 92% in Malaysia and 90% in Peru to 52% in Hungary and 58% in Poland;
  • 73% agree that vaccine passports would be effective in making travel and large events safe; a majority in every country agree – from 84% in mainland China and Argentina and 82% in Peru, Malaysia, and India, to 52% in Hungary and 53% in Russia;
  • 67% agree that large public venues should require a vaccine passport with the highest  agreement levels in India, Chile, and Malaysia (82% in all three), while Russia and Hungary are the only two countries surveyed where fewer agree (31% and 47%, respectively) than disagree (59% and 49%);
  • 66% agree that vaccine passports will be widely used in their country by the end of the year, with wide differences across countries – eight in ten in India and Peru agree (81% both) while it is the case of fewer than half in Russia (32%), Japan (43%), and Poland (45%);
  • 55% agree that vaccine passports should be required in shops, restaurants, and offices across all countries with views also varying widely across countries –  from strong support in India (78% agree), Chile (75%), and Peru (70%) to widespread opposition in Russia (72% disagree), Hungary (59%), Poland (55%), the United States (52%), and Belgium (52%).

In general, favorability toward vaccine passports varies little by gender, but it tends to be higher among older adults and those with a higher level of education.

Allowing access to health data and vaccination records

In the survey conducted across 28 countries, over eight in ten on average say they are comfortable allowing their doctor access to their personal health data and vaccination records. However, just over half among those who are employed say so about their employer, half of all adults say so about their country’s government, and only four in ten adults about private companies.

 

More precisely, on average globally:

  • 84% of adults say they are comfortable with their doctor having access to their health data and vaccination record, including 50% who say that they are very comfortable; the prevalence of comfort sharing health data with one’s physician ranges from 93% in mainland China and Belgium and 91% in Canada to 66% in South Korea and 67% in Russia;
  • 56% of employed adults report being comfortable with their employer having access to their personal health information, with 21% being very comfortable; India (78%), mainland China (77%), and Saudi Arabia (74%) show the highest levels of comfort with allowing employers access to personal health data while France (27%) and the Netherlands (29%) show the lowest;
  • 50% of adults say they are comfortable with their government having access to their health data and vaccination record, with 18% saying they are very comfortable with it; comfort with allowing government access to personal health data and vaccination records varies widely across countries – from 86% in mainland China, 78% in India, and 73% in Malaysia to only 28% in Russia and Poland and 30% in the Netherlands;
  • Only 40% say they are comfortable allowing private companies to access their health data and vaccination record while 53% are not; the only countries where at least 50% are comfortable with it are India (68%), mainland China (67%), Saudi Arabia (66%), Malaysia (57%), and Turkey (50%) while discomfort is most prevalent in the Netherlands (77%) and France (74%).

Overall, older people tend to be more comfortable letting their doctor have access to their health and vaccination information than are younger people. In contrast, younger people tend to be more comfortable allowing their employer, their government, and private companies to access their personal health information. People with higher levels of education are slightly more comfortable with their doctor, their government, and private companies having access to their health data than those with lower levels of education.

Limiting activities involving large groups of people only to those who have been vaccinated

In the 12-country survey, all adults were asked to identify which of two opinions is closest to theirs:  

  • Only those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to do things involving large groups of people, such as taking public transit, flying, and attending cultural and sporting events (on average 54% selected this answer), or  
  • Limiting these activities only to those who have been vaccinated is unfair to those who have not (46% chose this answer).

More than six in ten adults in Brazil (63%), the United States (62%), and Canada (61%) believe activities involving large groups should be limited to the vaccinated. In contrast, majorities in France (57%), Spain (55%), Japan (53%), and Germany (53%) believe it is unfair.


Length of time vaccine certificate or passport should be required for activities and travel

On average, across 12 countries surveyed, one-third (32%) say that a vaccine certificate or passport should only be required for only a few months, another third (32%) until at least the end of the year, one quarter (23%) for the next several years, and 13% indefinitely.
The views that vaccine passport requirements should be limited to only a few months is most prevalent in Spain (54%) and Mexico (48%). Japan is the only country where a majority say vaccine passports should be required for the next several years or indefinitely.

(Ipsos Egypt)

28 April 2021

Source: https://www.ipsos.com/en-eg/global-public-backs-covid-19-vaccine-passports-international-travel