One in four agree that the role of women in society is to be good mothers and wivesHalf of Britons think Boris Johnson standing as an MP increases the Conservatives' chances next yearTwo-thirds of Scots support a further independence referendum withinten yearsSupport for EU membership highest for 23 years with 56% of Britons who would vote to stay in the European UnionGlobally, 65% of people agree that ‘people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different’ (except the French and Japanese)The British think 24% of the population are immigrants – which is nearly twice the real figure of 13%We think the British population is much older than it actually is – the average estimate is that 37% of the population are 65+, when it is in fact only 17%Six in ten back UK military intervention against IS59% of people across the world agree that the internet is making young people’s expectations about sex unrealisticYoung adults from overseas mostly see Britons as ‘polite and good mannered’ (46%) and ‘educated and skilled’ (37%) ‘Drinking too much’ (27%) and ‘having bad eating habits’ (23%) are our less positive traitsOnly 18% of Britons believe driverless cars to be an important development for the car industry to focus on52% agree that ‘I have enough trouble worrying about my own problems without worrying about other people’s problems’ 35 (it was 39% in 1997)

References

1. One in four agree that the role of women in society is to be good mothers and wives.
The survey was conducted in 20 countries via the Ipsos Online Panel with a total sample of 16,039 adults aged 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries. Approximately 1000+ individuals were surveyed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Great Britain and the United States of America. Approximately 500+ individuals were surveyed in Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey. The survey was undertaken between September 3rd and September 17th, 2013. In developed countries where internet access is high, this can be taken as representative of the general working age population. However, in developing nations the results should be viewed as representative of a more affluent and “connected” population.

2. Half of Britons think Boris Johnson standing as an MP increases the Conservatives’ chances next year.
Ipsos MORI telephone interviewed a representative sample of 1,003 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain between 9 – 11 August 2014. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.

3. Two-thirds of Scots support a further independence referendum within ten years.
www.ipsosglobaltrends.com/local

4. Support for EU membership highest for 23 years with 56% of Britons who would vote to stay in the European Union
Ipsos MORI telephone interviewed a representative sample of 1,002 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain between 11 – 14 October 2014. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.

5. Globally, 65% of people agree that ‘people across the world have more things in common than things that make them different’ (except the French and Japanese)
See reference 1 above.

6. The British think 24% of the population are immigrants – which is nearly twice the real figure of 13%
11,527 interviews were conducted between 12 – 26 August 2014 in 14 countries – Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain and the United States of America. In the US and Canada respondents are aged 18-64, and 16-64 in all other countries. Approximately 1000+ individuals were surveyed in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Great Britain and the United States of America. Approximately 500+ individuals were surveyed in the remaining countries. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.

7. We think the British population is much older than it actually is – the average estimate is that 37% of the population are 65+, when it is in fact only 17%
11,527 interviews were conducted between 12 – 26 August 2014 in 14 countries – Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain and the United States of America. In the US and Canada respondents are aged 18-64, and 16-64 in all other countries. Approximately 1000+ individuals were surveyed in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Great Britain and the United States of America. Approximately 500+ individuals were surveyed in the remaining countries. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.

8. Six in ten back UK military intervention against IS.
Ipsos MORI telephone interviewed a representative sample of 1,002 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain between 11th – 14th October 2014. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.

9. 59% of people acrossthe world agree that ‘the internet is making young people’s expectations about sex unrealistic’
See reference 1 above.

10. Young adults from overseas mostly see Britons as ‘polite and good mannered’ (46%) and ‘educated and skilled’ (37%) ‘Drinking too much’ (27%)and ‘having bad eating habits’ (23%)
are our less positive traits.

Ipsos MORI conducted the fieldwork (between 18 December 2013 and 17 January 2014) with analysis and reporting carried out by In2Impact and the British Council. Data are weighted on gender and age to reflect the relevant population profiles.

11. Only 18% of Britons believe driverless cars to be an important development for the car industry to focus on.
Ipsos MORI conducted 1,001 interviews with a national representative sample of the British public aged between 16 and 75 years old between 26 June and 3 July 2014.

12. 52% agree that ‘I have enough trouble worrying about my own problems without worrying about other people’s problems’ (it was 39% in 1997).
Ipsos MORI telephone interviewed a representative sample of 1,002 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain between 11 – 14 October 2014. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.