Global: equality


We ask the world’s population whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “In my country, the law applies to everyone in the same way, no matter who you are.”   Use the map below to see current results (% of the population who agree).

results by region


Overall, almost 2 thirds (66%) of the world’s population agree that “In my country, the law applies to everyone in the same way, no matter who you are.”

However, this varies significantly by continent. Asian (77%) and Oceanian (65%) populations have the highest ratings.  The lowest ratings are found among the populations of South America (37%).

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results by income


As with our other indicators, the biggest differences in the feedback are driven by income. 75% of high income respondents agree that “the law applies to everyone in the same way, no matter who you are.” In contrast, this falls to 63% for respondents from lower income brackets.

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results by gender


There are some smaller differences by gender.  Males (67%) are slightly more likely to agree that “the law applies to everyone in the same way, no matter who you are” than females (64%).  The difference is relatively small (3%pts) but it is statistically significant.

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