Published 16 August 2018 in Surveys
35% of French people have already signed a petition, voiced their personal opinion, or made use of another platform for citizen expression in support of fighting poverty in developing countries.
44% of French people aged between 18 and 24 say they have signed a petition (or similar on social networks) in favor of support to developing countries. This is also the case for 47% of left-wing supporters.
These figures suggest that demonstrations of support and other forms of individual commitment to poverty in the world via social networks are a common practice among French people, especially among young people under 25. This is not just because it is easy to "click and do" but also due to a real awareness on global poverty, particularly evident for left-wing voters.
This data comes from our survey conducted by the YouGov Institute and piloted by the research team at University College London and Birmingham University as part of the project Aid Attitudes Tracker which measures the evolution of opinions and behaviors on issues of international solidarity in four countries.