Published 2 September 2019 in Surveys
When asked about whether they want to help end hunger, inequality and poverty in the world, French people demonstrate a willingness which is not without political and economic consequence. For example, to encourage decision-makers to take action against these three problems, respondents seem to be highly motivated:
Faced with the major challenges stemming from global inequality, politicians, businesses and decision-makers must therefore réalise that appearing to neglect these issues could have a real cost for their campaigns or activities.
However, individual forms of individual engagement appear less frequent for French people, with only 16% ready to give a donation, 19% willing to do volunteering, or 18% to join a protest.
It seems in fact as if French people believe that the key players in resolving these issues, both in terms of capacity and responsibility, are their economic or political decision-makers rather than citizens at their individual level.
In general, left-wing voters are more likely than the average French person to be ready to get involved in order to encourage their politicians to do more on inequality, hunger and poverty in the world. Left-wing and center voters also align over a willingness to vote according to these principles, as well as over a readiness to engage individually (e.g. making a donation, or volunteering).
Center-voters have a similar opinion to the average French person when it comes to using petitions or boycotts of a particular company, and give similar responses to right-wing voters when it comes to joining a protest or march.