Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories by Ben Page State of the Nation Along with the virus, this has been a splendid year for conspiracy theories. We found seven per cent who think that the whole pandemic is actually a hoax, and another 13% who think it’s a secret scheme to force...
Women and COVID-19

Women and COVID-19

Women and COVID-19 by Kully Kaur-Ballagan State of the Nation Who has suffered most in 2020? Women have borne more of the psychological brunt of the coronavirus pandemic than anyone else. We found that six in ten (60%) said they are finding it harder to stay positive...
Asking the right sustainability questions

Asking the right sustainability questions

Asking the right sustainability questions by Jessica Long State of the Nation In January we thought 2020 might be about climate change. Our Global Trends survey showed that it was the number one value that united us across the globe. Four in five people globally were...
The future for public services

The future for public services

The future for public services by Gideon Skinner State of the Nation Has the pandemic affected what we want from the state? The pandemic has accelerated pre-existing trends facing public services, which saw pressures after years of austerity, ongoing challenges around...
Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing by Colin Strong State of the Nation How we learnt that (most) people are socially minded When later generations look back at the behaviour of the world’s population this year, they may well be struck by just how willing we have been to comply...