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Perception and Reality: Why do some countries worry about terrorism more than others?

Fig.1 Which countries are most worried about terrorism? In a global study, Ipsos asked citizens in 27 countries to provide their top three societal issues that caused them worry. Among all global respondents, 17% perceive terrorism as a top three issue of concern, four points ahead of the closely related issue of immigration control. Israeli…

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Affluents in the Age of Polarity

Michael Baer, IAI’s SVP Team Lead, talks to MediaPost about the Affluent Outlook in 2018. In a year that sees America more politically polarized than ever before, we find even Affluent Americans (a relatively homogenous audience) are picking sides. Affluent women and Millennials in particular are more likely to be dissatisfied with the direction that the…

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Spring Release of the Ipsos Affluent Survey

The semi-annual release of results from the Ipsos Affluent Survey went live on March 28th. Based on responses from more than 24,000 adults with household incomes over $125,000, the results are projected to a total population of 60.5 million affluent adults (18 years and older). With a median household income of $180,898 (+1.5% from a…

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What Happened to ‘Pocketbook Populism’?

This op-ed originally appeared on The Hill.  Donald Trump rolled to the White House on a wave of populist anger and a sense that he represented the “Common Man” against the political and media elites of Washington. In office, his governing philosophy is based on identity politics for the white middle class and is symbolized…

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Paradigm for Understanding Social Change

With all the chaos of this current moment in Western society, analysts and experts are often tempted to explain big events with idiosyncratic factors. Indeed, specific factors and events explain how the ‘alt-right’ seized control of the national debate, how the Democratic Party is no longer in charge of most levels of American government and…

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Making the global SDG indicators relevant for local actors: measuring the indirect impact, or “ripple effect” of sustainable development initiatives

Meghann Jones & Kaitlin Love, Ipsos Sustainable Development Research Center, Washington DC In our recent paper on making the SDG indicators relevant to local actors tasked with achieving the SDGs, we discussed how a theory of change approach can be used to link program-level metrics up to national and global indicators. This follow-up digs a…

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Making the global SDG indicators relevant for local actors: how a theory of change can be used to link local and global

by Meghann Jones & Kaitlin Love, Ipsos Sustainable Development Research Center, Washington DC “A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require a solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, inform policy and ensure accountability of all stakeholders.” (Global Action Plan for…

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Public Opinion & the Brazil Infrastructure Agenda

In Ipsos’ first annual global poll around infrastructure, Brazilians showed more discontent with their national infrastructure than did citizens of any of the 27 other countries surveyed – and by a significant margin. Despite the widespread level of dissatisfaction (62%), however, only 7% of Brazilians listed infrastructure as a priority, trailing far behind economic issues…

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DACA is About Being a ‘Real American’

This article was originally published on The Hill.  President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, at first blush, flies in the face of popular will. If widespread criticism was not evidence enough, public opinion polling shows a consistent and increasing supermajority support for the program and similar concepts (The Hill).…

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