Published 16 August 2018 in Surveys
World poverty is a recurring object of debate in the media - TV, radio, newspapers and the internet.
In France, 67% of French people say they have read, watched or listened to information about poverty in the world, through all different types of media.
This high percentage of information, however, does not indicate the degree of knowledge which French people have about development questions, or about solutions to development issues.
The percentage also varies according to political orientation. 79% of left-voters vs. 64% of right-voters say they have read, listened to or viewed information about poverty in the world. This would suggest that it is not just a matter of accessing information, present de facto in all media. Reading, watching or listening to information about the poorest countries also results from making a real choice to be informed about development. In this case, this choice represents individual sensitivities towards international solidarity, seen more often on the left than on the right.
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.