Hopefulness and Hopelessness – Voices of the Vulnerable During Economic Crisis

Hopefulness and Hopelessness – Voices of the Vulnerable During Economic Crisis

Last year, UN Global Pulse launched a large-scale mobile phone-based survey that asked people from India, Iran, Mexico, Uganda, and Ukraine how they were dealing with the effects of the global economic crisis.

Responses from Uganda – a country that ranks in the bottom 15th percentile in the UN’s Human Development index – were consistently more optimistic than responses from other countries.

What could account for this? Is it that Ugandans are, as a group, more hopeful and optimistic than people in the other countries surveyed?

Or is something else at play?

Explore this collection of interactive visualizations to find out.

Note: A full discussion of the survey, visualizations, and key findings may be found at http://www.datarevelations.com/hopefulness-and-hopelessness-%E2%80%93-vo...

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Posted Jul 25, 2011
 
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Tags HDI, Mobile, UN Global Pulse
Tools Tableau, Tagxedo
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