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What is the motivation behind social change?

WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION SOCIAL CHANGE? 85%. (ON AVERAGE) Say social change is important to them because of reasons that focus on the BENEFITS TO OTHERS. 76%. MM IYOYUG. (ON AVERAGE) Say social change is important to them because of reasons that focus on the BENEFITS TO THEMSELVES. IN THE 8 COUNTRIES SURVEYED, THE REASONS WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE BEING INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CHANGE IS IMPORTANT ARE VARIED: "I want to be part of the solution and not just benefit from the actions of others." "I want to help people who are less fortunate." "It makes me feel good." "It is a moral responsibility." "I want to improve life for myself and my family." United States Canada Brazil India Germany China Jordan Mexico 64% 64% 70% 72% 56% 80% 55% 64% Social change resonates OLD vs. YOUNG more with OLDER ADULTS than with YOUNG ADULTS in some countries: 71% UNITED STATES 61% "I want to HELP people who are less fortunate 70% BRAZIL 43% 75% CANADA 63% 70% INDIA 44% 63% JORDAN than I am." 43% 69% MEXICO 38% 65% UNITED STATES 54% "Social change is a MORAL responsibility." 66% GERMANY 52% 80% INDIA 63% 77% JORDAN 53% MEXICO 48% WOMEN VS MEN Social change resonates more with WOMEN than with MEN in some countries: 77% 68% UNITED STATES Say “being involved in social change is PERSONALLY important." 77% 71% CANADA 77% GERMANY 67% 94% INDIA 88% UNITED STATES 81% Agree “I can make the world 92% BRAZIL 84% a better place by my ACTIONS." ** 88% 83% CHINA 87% 79% MEXICO 60% 53% UNITED STATES Have ENGAGED 61% in positive social change by donating money, goods or services. CANADA 52% 70% CHINA 63% 57% INDIA 47% 43% MEXICO 35% www.WaldenU.edu/impactreport SOURCE: WALDEN UNIVERSITY'S 2012 SOCIAL CHANGE IMPACT REPORT CONDUCTED BY HARRIS INTERACTIVE, FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012 Note: Data for each individual country is representative of that country. The "Average Result" is the arithmetic average across all 8 countries. This measure does not account for differences in population size and thus is not representative.

What is the motivation behind social change?

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The reasons why people believe being involved in social change is important are varied. Social change resonates more with older adults than with young adults as well as more with women than with men i...

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