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Perspectives of Today's Social Change Agents

PERSPECTIVES OF TODAY'S SOCIAL CHANGE AGENTS SOCIAL CHANGE AGENTS ARE CONFIDENT THEIR INVOLVEMENT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE. 77% 85% (O BRAZIL 85% Most likely to agree INDIA (ON AVERAGE) of those who have ever 84% engaged in positive social change agree their involvement in positive social change is making a difference. CHINA Least likely to agree Germany (61%) PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY ARE HAVING AN IMPACT ON IMPROVING OTHERS' LIVES AND IN INFLUENCING OTHERS TO IMPROVE PEOPLE'S LIVES. Half of adults feel they are having a major or moderate impact on: 53% 49% 53% 52% (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) (ON AVERAGE) Improving the lives of individuals in their community Creating a better world for everyone to live in Changing behaviors of others to improve people's lives Changing attitudes and beliefs of others to improve people's lives of adults feel they are having a major or moderate impact on changing social (ON AVERAGE) structures and systems. 40% Countries where adults are most likely to feel this way are ... |70% 63% 63% SOCIAL CHANGE AGENTS FOCUS ON THE LONG TERM. MONTH More adults engaged in positive social change activities value long-term changes than immediate benefits. Adults engaged in positive social change activities also believe that it is more likely their involvement contributes to long-term changes than to immediate changes to people's lives. 73% LONG TERM 58% (ON AVERAGE) who have ever engaged in positive social change say it is extremely or very important that a person's involvement with positive social change today contributes to long-term changes that will improve people's lives in the future. (ON AVERAGE) who have ever engaged in positive social change say it is extremely or very likely that their involvement with positive social change today contributes to long-term changes that will improve people's lives in the future. 61% SHORT TERM 46% (ON AVERAGE) who have ever engaged in positive social change say it is extremely or very important that a person's involvement with positive social change today contributes to immediate changes that improve people's lives now. (ON AVERAGE) who have ever engaged in positive social change say it is extremely or very likely that their involvement today contributes to immediate changes that improve people's lives now. CHINA Emphasis on i long-term change is most apparent in i China and Germany. 67% | 44% LONG TERM GERMANY | 62% 1 41% SHORT TERM OPTIMISM ABOUT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE IS WANING. In the future, more people in their country will be involved in positive social change activities than are involved today. COMPARED WITH 2013 FEWER ADULTS 2013 2014 78% AGREE THAT: 71% THE NEED FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE ENGAGEMENT STILL EXISTS. THERE IS MORE WORK TO DO! 36% (ON AVERAGE) of adults are extremely or very satisfied with: • The frequency that they are engaged. How much they are helping to improve the lives of individuals and communities. 25% (ON AVERAGE) of adults say they are extremely or very | satisfied with how much people in their country are involved in positive social change activities. 36% (ON AVERAGE) | say they are extremely or very satisfied with the availability of opportunities to be involved in positive social change. 27% (ON AVERAGE) of adults are extremely or very satisfied ; with how much the lives of individuals and communities are improving. 24%, on average, are not at all satisfied. 23% (ON AVERAGE) of adults agree that engaging in positive social change is a waste of time. SOURCE: WALDEN UNIVERSITY'S 2014 SOCIAL CHANGE IMPACT REPORT, CONDUCTED BY HARRIS POLL, JU 2014 Note: Data for each individual country is representative of that country. The “Average Result" is the arithmetic average acros the countries. This measure does not account for differences in population size and thus is not representative. WWW.WALDENU.EDU/IMPACTREPORT Visit www.WaldenU.edu/2014SCIRmethodology for complete survey methodology. MEXICO INDIA **** BRAZIL ****

Perspectives of Today's Social Change Agents

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Perspectives of today's social change agents are featured in this infographic based on findings from Walden University's 2014 Social Change Impact Report conducted by Harris Poll among more than 9,000...

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