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Lloyd's Register Foundation

World Risk Poll

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World Risk Poll results virtual launch: 6 October 2020

World Risk Poll at a glance

  • First global study of public understanding and experiences of risk
  • 140,000 individual interviews carried out by Gallup in 142 countries
  • Includes countries where little or no data exists, yet where accidents and deaths are often highest
  • Four cycles of polling over eight years will build unique time-series data set
  • Explores the biggest areas of risks the world faces, including:
    • Risks faced by women
    • The dangerous world of work
    • Keeping food safe
    • Cyber threats and fears
    • Climate change
    • How safe and anxious we feel
    • Who we trust to keep us safe
  • Findings will help businesses, regulators, Governments and academics reduce the risks people face everyday
  • First full dataset, from 2019 poll, freely available in October

Making a difference

The poll results will help us to reduce risk and improve the safety of people around the world. The data will provide a comprehensive picture of how the world’s citizens view these topics, and support a dialogue on the gaps between the public’s thoughts and experiences and actual risks. This will support an evidence-based approach to policy design and interventions to make people safer.

Timelines for 2019 and 2021 polls


The 2019 Poll results will be released on the 6th October 2020, while the 2021 Poll results are expected in October 2022

World Risk Poll results virtual launch: 6 October 2020

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