Published 10 August 2018 in Surveys
Almost a quarter of French people (22%) have witnessed poverty by spending time in a developing country (sometime in the last ten years).
Political orientation, age, or gender hardly influence these numbers.
Rather, the level of income and education are strong defining factors.
Among the French who say they have travelled to a developing country in the last ten years, we find:
– 9% of French non-graduates compared to 37% of French Bac + 5 (university) graduates (minimum),
– 17% of people earning less than 20000€/year compared to an average of 57% of those earning more than 100000€/year.
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.