Ever wander what people REALLY want? Is it money, peace of mind, or security?
Tomorrow, Friday, October 18, top government, corporate, and diplomatic leaders will get the answers to some key questions – What do people around the world want most? Which countries have the highest payroll to employment rates? Where do people feel safest?
These are among the questions that Meridian International Center and Gallup will answer on Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Meridian Global Leadership Summit, a high-level forum hosted in partnership with Gallup and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, which brings together a cross-section of ambassadors, international and domestic policy-makers, corporate leaders and prominent media figures.
At the Summit, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, will release the findings of the Global States of Mind: New Metrics for World Leaders. This one-of-its-kind audit captures findings from over 160 countries on what citizens think of their leadership, as well as key quality of life factors in their countries including food and shelter, law and order, and job creation. Highlights of the audit include:
– 94% of adults in the Czech Republic say corruption is widespread in their country’s government.
– Many of the countries at the top of the suffering list in 2012 are repeats from past years, suggesting little has changed for the better in places such as Iran (31%), Syria (29%), or Afghanistan (29%).
– 43% of residents in Syria plan to move – the highest in the world – up sharply from the 29% who were planning to move at the beginning of the conflict, which has displaced millions.