61% say “loss of income or employment” is a real threat
Deteriorating health, loss of income or employment, and more frequent weather-related natural disasters are perceived individually as a threat by three out of five adults across the globe. More people think the pace of climate change, employment opportunities, and general health conditions will get worse in 2021 than those who expect that they will improve.
On the other hand, there are more respondents who think things will improve in 2021 than get worse when it comes to:
Pollster: Ipsos. (Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos is the world’s third-largest research company present in 90 markets, serving more than 5000 clients across the world and employing more than 18,000 people.)
Question: Respondents were asked how 7 risks would affect them in the next 12 months
Respondents: 23,000 online adults aged 18 to 74
Countries: 28 countries
Period: 23 December 2020 – 8 January 2021
For: Survey conducted for the World Economic Forum
When asked how real a threat they think each of seven possible developments is to them and their family in the next 12 months:
Looking at each of the seven areas of concern, more adults globally expect five of them to get worse in 2021 than to improve:
Insofar as the availability of digital tools and technology, and the opportunities for training and education are concerned, there are more optimistic respondents than pessimistic.
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