- A study by the Glocalities market research agency has found an increase in respondents who want income inequality addressed.
- It also found a rise in respondents saying decent work and economic growth were the most important means of improving quality of life.
- Young people are particularly concerned about income disparities, the study found.
People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young, the authors of a new global study said on Tuesday, urging governments to take steps to redress the balance.
More than 8,700 people in 24 nations were surveyed at the start and end of 2020 by the Glocalities market research agency, with the findings showing an increase in the share of respondents who thought income differences should be reduced.
As the coronavirus pummeled the global economy last year, the survey also found a 10-point rise in the percentage who said decent work and economic growth were the most important means of improving quality of life.