BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

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BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

– BBC World Service Poll Suggests Global Citizenship

– Most “Global Citizens” Are Speaking from Emerging Economies

BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
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BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Most recently, people have been identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens. A BBC World Service Poll has opined.

The becoming tend is seemingly on the high side in emerging economies. People who see themselves as outward or internationally minded are most concerned.

However, compared with 2001, fewer people say they feel like global citizens now in Germany.

Pollsters GlobeScan questioned more than 20,000 people in 18 countries. The following outcome was published on BBC.

BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

More than half of those asked (56%) in emerging economies saw themselves first and foremost as global citizens rather than national citizens.

In Nigeria (73%), China (71%), Peru (70%) and India (67%) the data is particularly marked.

From a contradictory perspective, the turns of events in the industrialized nations seems to be heading in the opposite direction.

One challenge whooping against polling attitudes on identity is that “global citizenship” is a difficult concept to define and the polls left it open to those taking part to interpret.

For some categories of individuals, it might be about the projection or estimation of economic clout across the world. To others, it might mean an altruistic impulse to tackle the world’s problems in a spirit of togetherness – whether that is climate change or inequality in the developing world.

Global citizenship might also be about ease of communication in an interconnected age and being able to have a voice on social media.

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And for many, it will be about migration and mobility. We are, after all, witnessing the biggest movements of people since the World War Two.

This is not just driven by war and conflict. It is also because the world as a whole is becoming more prosperous and air travel is becoming more affordable to the rising middle classes.

BBC POLL PROPOSES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP