Is this an age of division? Our research reveals a more complicated reality | Joel Rogers de Waal and Stephan Shakespeare


YouGov’s latest worldwide survey on globalism, populism and immigration reveals an encouragingly progressive outlook

Some analysts fear the pandemic will spur a new kind of backlash against the very basis of global society, from migration to cooperation and interdependence. As our in-depth polling shows, however, there is little sign of such motivation from the general public.

This is the second year of the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project, a tracking study of international attitudes across 25 of the world’s largest countries, produced by YouGov in partnership with researchers from the Guardian, Cambridge University and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Considering how the interconnectedness of modern life played such a role in spreading coronavirus, our findings show a striking level of stability in public commitment to globalism.

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