WorldViews: The illuminating and perhaps alarming results of a huge survey answered by 1.4 million people around the world

By Adam Taylor, February 20, 2014

Thursday, the United Nations is releasing some of the results of what is thought to be its largest global survey ever, part of a worldwide initiative called MyWorld2015.

The idea behind the survey, conducted by United Nations Millennium Campaign, the United Nations Development Programme and the Overseas Development Institute plus other partners, is relatively simple: People from all around the world were asked which six factors, out of 16 possibilities, would improve their lives and those of their families. The plan is to then share the results with the Secretary General and other global leaders as they prepare a development agenda in the run-up to 2015, which is when the United Nations's Millennium Development Goals will run out, and new development goals will be set.

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