Money can’t buy you happiness: one Italian in two is happy, despite Italy tops the list of economic pessimism

Doxa results from 2017 End of Year survey reveal a pessimistic scenario for Italy in relation to economic prosperity: those who expect a positive year for the economy of the country are in line with 2016 result (9%), while those who are most pessimistic towards next year’s prosperity show a slight increase (59% from last year’s 57%). The net hope barometer over the past 10…

End of Year Survey results: Happiness beyond Pessimism

About two-thirds (59%) of the world population declared they are happy. 2017 has been a tough year with political and economic instability around the world and this may have influenced personal lives. Nevertheless, the majority in all polled countries are happy. These are the resuts of the traditional End of Year Survey, initiated in 1947 and ongoing since then. The fieldwork this year was conducted in 55 countries worldwide in…

Global Leaders: Different perceptions from EOY Survey

Two years ago, just before he left office almost three in five (59%) of those polled throughout 65 countries around the world held a favourable view of US President Barack Obama. This year and having been in office for just over a year, President Trump does not poll so favourably – 30% holding a favourable view of him, 56% an unfavourable view. Meanwhile President Putin has gone from one in three (33%) viewing him favourably to 42%,…

Women and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics): a topic for gender diversity

Only one woman out of three is enrolled in STEAM courses in higher education and univerisity in Lombardy, northern Italy. A recent Doxa research shows that male students aim more at career, while female students are still influenced by cultural models present in the country. So, it is important to give them concrete examples of both personal and professional success. STEAM subjects are a real opportunity for women…

What’s behind the growth of organics products in Brazil?

Alike mature markets of Europe and North America, demand for organic products is on the rise in Brazil. So it is the number of suppliers, the variety of the portfolio offer, the channels of commercialization, and the multiplication of credentials to reduce information barriers. Are we then reaching the organics nirvana in the global South? Read here the full article from our preferred supplier in Brazil, Market Analysis.