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The Lloyd's Register Foundation World Risk Poll

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll is the first and only global study of worry about, and harm from, risks to people’s safety.

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people interviewed for the latest World Risk Poll.

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the latest edition of the Poll collected insights from 142 countries.

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invested by Lloyd's Register Foundation in projects to put the World Risk Poll into Action.

World Risk Poll 2024 Report: Resilience in a Changing World

In this report – Resilience in a Changing World – we present the second iteration of this Resilience Index, which, for the first time, shows how resilience is changing in the face of today’s challenges.

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The World Risk Poll Resilience Index: what does it mean for disaster risk reduction?

In June 2024, Lloyd’s Register Foundation will publish the latest edition of the World Risk Poll Resilience Index. This free webinar on 26 June 2024, hosted in partnership with the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction, attendees will hear from the analysts about key trends and insights from the data, revealing how resilience and its determinants have changed.

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Turning the World Risk Poll into action

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is making funding available on an ongoing basis for organisations who can use World Risk Poll data for research and practical interventions to improve safety.

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2021 Reports

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Safe at work? Global experiences of violence and harassment

Globally, violence and harassment at work remains a problem. Understanding experiences across countries and demographics globally allows businesses, governments, and communities to develop relevant policies to prevent harassment for millions of people.

Violence and harassment

Focus On

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Focus On: Risk and Gender

This short report examines differences between men and women’s perceptions and experiences of risks to their safety around the world.

Risk perception Gender Violence and harassment

2019 World Risk Poll

The 2019 World Risk Poll explores a variety of themes, including food and water safety, occupational health and safety, and climate change.

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New Zealand sees significant decline in community resilience

According to the data – collected between July and September 2023 – the percentage of people in New Zealand who have experienced a disaster in the past five years saw a significant rise.

Resilience Australia and New Zealand

Dr Etienne Krug Director, Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organisation

The World Risk Poll provides us with a lot of very interesting information about how people perceive their risk internationally and we haven't had that so far. We need more widespread risk interventions across the world and we hope that the World Risk Poll will contribute to generating more action by policymakers, as well as encourage individuals to speak up and demand more action.

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Dr Reuben Ng Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore

Seldom does one get a front row seat on the risk perceptions of almost 99% of the global population. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll is a treasured evidence base that policymakers can use to design risk communication strategies that fit a country’s context and culture. That’s a game changer to create a safer world.

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