Research

Recent Collaborations

We collaborate with others to build teams containing complementary skills, take on larger research projects, expand the scope of analysis, and discover ground-breaking results. Together, we can produce ambitious research outputs.

The Great Reset: Public Opinion, Populism, and the Pandemic

In this report, we provide the first global overview of how the pandemic has changed political attitudes and beliefs. We use data collected by YouGov from 27 countries and 81,857 individuals during the 2020-21 pandemic, together with data compiled by HUMAN Surveys from 79 sources and over 8 million individuals from 169 countries and 6,845 national surveys since 1958.

Youth and Satisfaction with Democracy

This report shows that young people’s faith in democratic politics is lower than any other age group and millennials across the world are more disillusioned with democracy than Generation X or baby boomers were at the same age. Findings come from close to five million respondents in over 160 countries between 1973 and 2020 who were asked about their degree of satisfaction with democracy in their country.

Global Satisfaction with Democracy 2020

Our first report from the Centre for the Future of Democracy at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy with the University of Cambridge uses HUMAN Surveys data. It analyses 4 million respondents across 25 sources and has attracted international media attention from BBC, CNBC, The Times, The Atlantic, Newsweek, International Business Times, and been featured in The Washington Post and The Conversation.

Gain timely access to the largest database of high quality public opinion surveys in the world

Our merged database enables original research with unprecedented temporal and geographical coverage. Study long-term trends with greater accuracy across more regions of the world. Access sufficient numbers of small sub-populations traditionally difficult to study. The huge numbers of observations and breadth of coverage provide opportunities to answer all kinds of new research questions with greater accuracy, reliability, and generalizability.