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From Gilani Research Foundation               February 2021, Issue # 678*

Compiled on a weekly basis since January 2007

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

This issue scores 67 out of 100 on Gilani-Gallopedia's Globality Index, showing coverage of world population, and 82 out of 100 on the world income (prosperity) Index. Click for Details

Contact Details: Wafaa Khatibi

Research Associate, Gallup Pakistan

This WEEKLY REPORT consists of 23 national & multi country surveys 7 polling organizations have been represented.

Asia:

Japan (Health), Philippines (Health), UAE (IT),   Libya (Governance), Algeria (Governance), Morocco (Governance) – 06 national poll

Africa:

Kenya (Ethnicity) – 01 national poll

Euro Americas:

Spain(Financial systems), UK(Performance rating, Consumer confidence, Health, Employment Issues, Health, Health), France(Health, Technology) USA(Employment issues, Legislation), Australia(Inflation, Financial systems), New Zealand(Entertainment) – 14 national polls

Multi-Country Studies:

Ipsos – 24 Countries (Consumer confidence)

YouGov – 10 Countries (Sports)

Topic of the Week:

More Than A Third Of Uae Kids Aged 6 Years Or Under Own An Ipad Or Tablet

Gilani-Gallopedia Globality Index

      ASIA AND MENA Regions

678-01 Covid-19 Vaccinations Start For ‘Eager’ Medical Workers, 85% Of Workers Wish To Be Vaccinated (Click for Details)

  (Japan) Health care professionals lined up for inoculations against COVID-19 on Feb. 17, when Japan’s vaccination program, described by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as the “game changer” in the pandemic, got under way. A questionnaire was distributed to staff members in January, and 85 percent of respondents expressed their wishes to be vaccinated under the advanced program. But only about 60 people at the center will be vaccinated a day to guard against staff shortages if members suffer side effects and need time off.

(The Asahi Shimbun)

February 17, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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678-02 One In Five Filipinos Has Stopped Dated Entirely Since Pandemic (Click for Details)

(Philippines) Latest YouGov data looks at how the pandemic has impacted dating and in people’s search for love. Prior to the pandemic, about half (52%) didn’t go on a single romantic date in the past six months. The remaining two in five (42%) went on more than one date, of which 33% went on a date with between one to two people. Mid-income (monthly household income between PHP 20,000 to PHP 99,000) are the most likely (40%) to have dated at least two people prior the pandemic, compared to about a quarter (28%) low-income earners (monthly household income below PHP 20,000).

(YouGov)

February 18, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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*       MENA

678-03 More Than A Third Of Uae Kids Aged 6 Years Or Under Own An Ipad Or Tablet (Click for Details)

More than a third of UAE kids aged 6 years or under own an iPad or tablet  (UAE) YouGov’s latest research shows more than a third (36%) of young children in the UAE, up to the age of 6 years, possess their own iPad or tablet. The survey questioned parents on their child’s interaction with digital devices to understand the likely impact of this engagement. The data shows at present two in five children (43%) in the UAE have their own tablets or iPads. Out of this total proportion, 36% of iPad/ tablet owners belong to the group age of 0-6 year.

(YouGov)

February 19, 2021

3.12 Economy » IT & Telecom

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678-04  Libya’s Pulse: Ten Years After The Revolution (Click for Details)

(Libya) Ten years after the Libyan revolution, Libya makes international headlines for its civil conflict and institutional breakdown. Still, according to Arab Barometer surveys, a majority of Libyans have consistently said democracy is preferable to any other system of government.

(Arab Barometer)

February 17, 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance

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678-05  Algeria’s Pulse: Two Years After “Hirak (Click for Details)

(Algeria) In Arab Barometer’s first survey of Wave 6, a substantial majority of Algerians (82 percent) believe that corruption was prevalent in state institutions, but a comparably sizable majority believe the government was fighting corruption to a large or medium extent – 73 percent, and the largest proportion among surveyed countries. Moreover, almost 3 in 4 Algerians believed freedom of expression was guaranteed to a great or medium extent, also the largest proportion among surveyed countries (tied with Morocco). Finally, almost 2 in 3 Algerians believed democracy is always the most preferable system of government, the largest proportion among surveyed countries.

(Arab Barometer)

February 17, 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance

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678-06  Morocco’s Pulse: Ten Years After February 20th (Click for Details)

Morocco's February 20 movement: 'Demands still alive' | Human Rights News |  Al Jazeera(Morocco) When asked if corruption is prevalent within state institutions, 59 percent of Moroccans say that it is prevalent to a large or medium degree. As for democracy as a societal value, 79 percent of Moroccans consider choosing their leaders in free elections to be absolutely essential or somewhat essential. Finally, a majority of Moroccans still believe that the priorities of the government should focus on education and health care reform, and the creation of more job opportunities.

(Arab Barometer)

February 19, 2021

1.3 Domestic Politics » Governance

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AFRICA Regions

 

*       AFRICA

678-07  Kenyans Embrace National And Ethnic Identities, But Interpersonal Trust Is Low, Afrobarometer Survey Shows (Click for Details)

(Kenya) Most Kenyans value both their national and ethnic identities and feel comfortable speaking their mother tongue and wearing traditional dress in public, according to the most recent Afro barometer survey. Most Kenyans also believe there’s strength in diversity and express tolerant attitudes toward other ethnicities, as well as other religions, political views, and nationalities.  But even though a majority say there is more that unites Kenyans than divides them, very few think they can trust other people.

(Afrobarometer)

16 February 2021

4.3 Society » Ethnicity

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EURO-AMERICA Regions

*      EUROPE

678-08 Is Keir Starmer Really Doing So Badly (Click for Details)

Keir Starmer can learn much from Joe Biden's first weeks | Keir Starmer |  The Guardian (UK) Just over a third of the public (37%) now have a favourable view of Starmer, compared to 43% who have an unfavourable view. This gives him a net favourability score of -6, down nine points from +3 at the end of January. His ratings have fluctuated over his 10 months in charge but are now a fair way from his previous highs of +14 in June and +12 in September.

(YouGov)

February 15, 2021

1.2 Domestic Politics » Performance Ratings

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678-09 Snap Poll: Do People Want The Option To Pay For Travel Over Time (Click for Details)

(UK) A new YouGov Direct snap poll conducted in Great Britain reveals 34% of YouGov Direct panellists say they would be interested in being able to purchase a service in the travel category and paying it off over time. Middle-income respondents in GB (£30,000-£59,000) express the highest rate of interest for buy now, pay later payment options in the travel category (42%).

(YouGov)

February 16, 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence/Protection

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678-10 Two In Five NHS Staff Say Patient Care Has Declined During Pandemic (Click for Details)

  (UK) New YouGov research shows that two in five NHS workers (40%) say the quality of patient care in their workplace has fallen compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes some 10% who say patient care quality is now “much lower” than normal. Another 42% of NHS staff say the quality of their workplace’s care hasn’t changed, and 4% say it has improved.

(YouGov)

February 16, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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678-11 How Many National Health Service Staff Have Been Redeployed Due To Covid-19 (Click for Details)

See the source image (UK) The pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the NHS to make major changes, with the majority of NHS workers saying normal services have yet to return to normal. Further to this, some 14% of NHS staff say they have been redeployed to carry out other duties outside of their normal job, including one in five NHS staff aged between 18 and 34 (21%) taking on new duties during the pandemic.

(YouGov)

February 19, 2021

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues

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678-12 Two-Fifths Of British Adults Will Not Travel At All Until They Receive A Covid-19 Vaccine (Click for Details)

(UK) In order to measure perceptions around COVID-19 vaccines and travel intent, YouGov asked 2,000 British adults to reflect on their holiday plans once travel restrictions were lifted. The data suggests that receiving the vaccine will be key to travel confidence, especially with roughly two-fifths of Britons saying they won’t go on a holiday anywhere until they are inoculated (39%). This view is held by a plurality of British adults, with older Britons (48%) being especially wary of traveling before having received a coronavirus vaccine. For others, getting vaccinated will still only assuage their travel concerns enough to take a domestic holiday in the UK for the foreseeable future (27%).

(YouGov)

February 19, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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678-13 Britons Are Most Likely To Want To Donate Surplus Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine To Other Countries (Click for Details)

(UK) As Boris Johnson pledges to donate a majority of the UK’s surplus vaccine supply to poorer countries, new global polling from Ipsos MORI finds seven in ten Britons (69%) want to pass on some of our extra doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be used in other countries. Britons are more likely to want to do this than any other country polled. Globally, just under half (46%) say they would want their country to do this.

(Ipsos MORI)

19 February 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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678-14 More Local And Less Meat: Changes In Purchasing And Eating Habits (Click for Details)

Covid-19: 5 Ways The Epidemic Will Change The Way We Eat - NDTV Food  (France) In April 2019, we published an article that analyzed the evolution of consumer expectations and behavior and sustainable consumption. A significant increase in the purchase of local products: where 53% of the national population declared to buy them regularly in 2019, the score rises to 58.3% in 2021 with a significant difference between 2019/2020, and 2020/2021. The purchase of responsible products also increased significantly between 2019 and 2020 but remains at the same level between January 2020 and January 2021.

(YouGov)

February 19, 2021

4.11 Society » Health

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678-15 E-Commerce Boom: Citeo Presents 5 Levers To Improve The Design, Sorting And Recycling Of Packaging (Click for Details)

(France) In 2020, e-commerce jumped by more than 32% * for sales of products from all sectors combined, leading to an increase in the volumes of household packaging. In this context, Citeo, accompanied by the Federation of e-commerce and distance selling (FEVAD), publishes a study conducted by Ipsos and Hact on the uses and expectations of consumers in order to better identify the levers to be activated to facilitate and improve the sorting process.

(Ipsos MORI)

February 19, 2021

3.11 Economy » Science & Technology

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678-16The Financial Sector In Spain After Covid-19 (Click for Details)

The Fintech sector in Spain after COVID-19 | Shasta Technologies(Spain) At the local level, from YouGov Spain, we analyze the most significant results obtained thanks to our Profile and BrandInex tools to understand the current situation of this sector in the country. 43% of those surveyed claim to use PayPal as one of the frequent payment systems. After this, we find the Bizum application with 24%, followed by the banks' own apps, with 20%. Compared to 20% who interact with their bank in person, almost four out of 10 Spaniards (38%) carry out any type of management through their smartphone with the banking platform app and 33% use their computer. Finally, of the surveyed population that claims to use the bank's app, 17% claim to use it once a day, 16% two to 3 times a week and 11% less than once a week.

(YouGov)

February 22, 2021

3.9 Economy » Financial systems & Institutions

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*       NORTH AMERICA

678-17 Leading Teams Forward, Advised By Gallup Remote Work Trends (Click for Details)

(USA) Gallup finds that employees who work remotely 60% to 80% of the time are more engaged than those who work exclusively in one place. Their wellbeing is higher too, which is a top concern among leaders right now.

(Gallup USA)

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

3.3 Economy » Employment Issues

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678-18 Americans Remain Largely Dissatisfied With US Gun Laws (Click for Details)

(USA) Fifty-six percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws and policies, marking the ninth consecutive year of majority-level dissatisfaction since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At the same time, 42% of U.S. adults express satisfaction with U.S. gun laws.

(Gallup USA)

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

1.7 Domestic Politics » Legislation  

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*       AUSTRALIA

678-19 Inflation Expectations Unchanged At 3.6% In January - Now Higher For Older Generations Than Younger Generations (Click for Details)

(Australia) In January Australians expected inflation of 3.6% annually over the next two years, unchanged on December, but up 0.4% points on the record lows in June and August. However, Inflation Expectations are still 0.3% points below their level of a year ago in January 2020 (3.9%).

(Roy Morgan)

February 15 2021

3.4 Economy » Inflation

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678-20 Ing Home Loan Customers Once Again The Most Satisfied With Their Bank, Followed By Bendigo, Bankwest And Me Bank (Click for Details)

ING Australia - Wikipedia(Australia) New financial data from Roy Morgan shows ING not only retained its position at the top of banking customer satisfaction ratings among home loan customers, it increased an already exceptional score of 94.4% in November 2020 to 95.1% in December 2020. This is up 5.1% on a year earlier (89.3% in December 2019). In fact, Australia’s top 12 banks collectively increased their home loan customer satisfaction from 74% in December 2019 to 79.5% a year later.

(Roy Morgan)

February 15 2021

3.9 Economy » Financial systems & Institutions

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678-21 Over 2.8 Million New Zealanders Watch Subscription Tv - Largest Growth For Disney+ And Amazon Prime Video (Click for Details)

(New Zealand) New data from Roy Morgan shows over 2.8 million New Zealanders aged 14+ now watch Subscription TV in an average four weeks – encompassing over two-thirds (68%) of all New Zealanders. Total viewership of Subscription TV in New Zealand has increased 4.9% from a year earlier to 2,823,000, an increase of 131,000.

(Roy Morgan)

February 16 2021                                  

4.16 Society » Entertainment

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*   MULTICOUNTRY STUDIES

678-22  February 2021: Consumer Confidence Around The World Increases A Bit (Click for Details)

 The Ipsos Global Consumer Confidence Index for this month stands at 43.9, which is a rise of 0.4 points from last month. Although it is at its highest point since April 2020, the index is still almost five points lower than it was 12 months ago, when the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency. The pace of the global recovery remains very slow. This month's increase is on par with the 0.4 point average month-on-month increase observed since August.

(Ipsos)

17 February 2021

3.2 Economy » Consumer Confidence/Protection

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678-23  Yougov Launches Global Fan Profiles – The Most Complete Data In Esports (Click for Details)

YouGov | YouGov launches Global Fan Profiles – the most complete data in  esports YouGov has enhanced its Global Fan Profiles tool so properties, sponsors and rights holders can now track fan sentiment and attitudes in esports. Global Fan Profiles is built upon more than 300,000 interviews per year collected on a continuous basis. It provides an instant view of the size, make-up, attitudes and behaviors of fan bases in 32 key esports markets including the United States, China, India, Brazil, Germany, South Korea and Malaysia.

(YouGov)

February 17, 2021

4.15 Society » Sports

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TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

More Than A Third Of UAE Kids Aged 6 Years Or Under Own An Ipad Or Tablet

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

 

More Than A Third Of UAE Kids Aged 6 Years Or Under Own An Ipad Or Tablet

YouGov’s latest research shows more than a third (36%) of young children in the UAE, up to the age of 6 years, possess their own iPad or tablet.

The survey questioned parents on their child’s interaction with digital devices to understand the likely impact of this engagement.

YouGov | More than a third of UAE kids aged 6 years or under own an iPad or  tabletThe data shows at present two in five children (43%) in the UAE have their own tablets or iPads. Out of this total proportion, 36% of iPad/ tablet owners belong to the group age of 0-6 years. Private device ownership is highest in this age group when compared to using an adult’s device or sharing it among siblings (36% vs 22% and 16% respectively).

Apart from the iPads and tablets, a considerable number of children within this age group (0-6 years) have their own smartphones (31%), laptops or computers (27%) and handheld computer games (23%). The ownership of gaming consoles is comparatively lower at 18%.

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay indoors, which resulted in a higher adoption of digital mediums and devices for education and entertainment.

Unsurprisingly, four in five parents in the UAE said their child’s screen time has increased after the pandemic. Even though children’s total screen time has increased considerably after the pandemic, not many parents perceive it to be a negative development.

Two out of five (40%) parents look at their child’s interaction with digital devices favourably and said that it has positive impact on them. Three in ten (31%), however, think otherwise and feel digital devices affect their child negatively.

Parents whose youngest child is between 0-6 years were more likely to say tech gadgets affect their child positively, when compared to the rest of the parents.

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With schools moving online, it is not surprising to see a large majority of UAE parents (56%) saying digital devices help keep up with schoolwork during this time.

According to parents, other benefits of using digital devices include enhancement of their child’s learning skills (42%) and exposure to a variety of ideas and opinions (37%).

A third of parents (32%) with children between 0-6 years age group claim digital devices have been beneficial in building their child’s problem solving skills. 

Talking about the negative outcomes, a majority of parents claim digital devices have a detrimental impact on their child’s physical health (54%) and leads to excess time being spent online (52%).

Many are concerned about its effect on their child’s mood (44%) and their exposure to inappropriate content (45%). Notably, all these concerns are greater amongst parents with older children (6 years and above).

In order to deal with these issues parents are taking several measures. Half the parents set a limit for screen use (50%), encourage their child to participate in fun activities and educate them about privacy concerns (48% each).

Keeping a check on their child’s digital activity (46%), adding parental controls (45%) and restricting use of devices during bedtime (45%) are some of the other ways through which parents try to safeguard their child’s usage of digital devices

Commenting on the survey results, Zafar Shah of YouGov said, “Children today are growing up in a digital age and devices have become a part of their daily lives. The data shows a considerable proportion of young kids have their own personal gadgets. Numbers are notably high for smartphones and tablets. Parents of young children in the UAE especially have a favorable attitude towards digital devices and allow private ownership of gadgets among kids. This presents a lucrative segment of consumers for device makers. Therefore, understanding the mindset and needs of parents becomes important in order to approach these potential buyers in the best possible way.”

(YouGov)

February 19, 2021

Source: https://mena.yougov.com/en/news/2021/02/19/more-third-uae-kids-aged-6-years-or-under-own-ipad/

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u The purpose of this index is to treat the Global Coverage by each issue of Gallopedia in terms of Population, National Income and estimated Power measured by G20 Membership.

 

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