The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll is the first global study of worry and risk across the world.
The findings of the World Risk Poll are based on over 150,000 interviews by Gallup in 142 countries including places where little or no official data exists, giving a voice for the first time to millions of the world’s citizens.
The poll provides us with the first ever complete picture of the differences between people’s thoughts about, and experiences of risk. This insight will be used by regulators, businesses, governments and researchers to develop relevant and relatable policies that empower people to take action, that saves lives and help them feel safer.
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Foundation. (2020) The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll: full report
and analysis of the 2019 poll [Online] Available at: https://wrp.lrfoundation.org.uk
Explore the poll's top insights
Insight into action
Watch the video to see how the results of the poll will be used to influence actions to reduce risk, accidents and deaths.
By identifying differences between people’s thoughts about, and experiences of risk, regulators, businesses, governments and researchers can work with communities and develop relevant and relatable policies that empower people to take action, that saves lives and help them feel safer.
Top everyday risks
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A world of risk: country overviews
See a country by country look at the everyday risks people face
Understanding the poll
A guide to the World Risk Poll – who was asked and what their answers tell us – developed in discussion with risk literacy innovators from communities around the world
Latest news & press releases
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We are always interested in new partnerships with organisations that share our goals.
Learn more about how you can partner with us, apply to us for funding or simply connect with the team here at Lloyd’s Register Foundation.