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Guilt in regard to world poverty

Published 10 August 2018 in Surveys

36% of French people say that they would feel guilty if they were not aware of the situation of people living in developing countries.

This figure tends to show that for more than a third of French people, the fight against poverty is "without borders".

Women (38%) and the youngest feel more guilty than men (35%) or older people.

Guilt in regard to poverty in developing countries is primarily correlated with political preferences.

56% of supporters left (56%) evoke this guilt against 23% of right-wing sympathizers.

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.