The Global Problem Assessment measure includes a single item from Wave 6 of the World Values Survey. The item asked participants to choose the most severe challenge facing the world from options such as poverty, discrimination, poor sanitation, inadequate education, and environmental pollution. The World Values Survey consists of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries and was developed to help scientists and policy makers understand global changes in individuals’ beliefs, values and motivations.
Short Measure Multi-Country
Interviewer: I’m going to read out some problems.
1. Please indicate which of the following problems you consider the most serious one for the world as a whole?
(Interviewer: read out alternatives and mark only ONE).
Response Options: People living in poverty and need - 1 Discrimination against girls and women - 2 Poor sanitation and infectious diseases - 3 Inadequate education - 4 Environmental pollution - 5
Inglehart, R., C. Haerpfer, A. Moreno, C. Welzel, K. Kizilova, J. Diez-Medrano, M. Lagos, P. Norris, E. Ponarin & B. Puranen et al. (eds.). (2014). WVS 2010-2012 Wave, revised master, June 2012. https://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSDocumentationWV6.jsp
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