Romir/GlobalNR: career or family

22 June 2020

Residents of the world’s leading countries were asked to choose the most important value for them – career of family. On the whole, the vast majority (82%) of the respondents places family before career. Moreover, 18% of the citizens of the planet do not agree with this position. Italy, Germany and the Great Britain are the leaders with the largest share of people who choose family.

During the global survey in the spring of 2020, Romir research holding and GlobalNR, the international community of research companies, have explored global opinion on some key issues of society’s lifestyle, including medical issues, attitude on social processes, politics, global leadership, social trend and cutting-edge technologies. The research was conducted in 10 countries*, more than 7100 respondents from different socio-demographic groups participated in it.

So, 82% of the respondents place family before career. In contrast, 18% of the world’s residents think otherwise. The residents of Italy (91%), Germany (89%) and the Great Britain (89%) more often put a priority on a family.

Russians have showed the results close to an average value (84%). Further, the USA, by and large, chooses a family (87%).

The lowest share of people who agree that a family is more important than a career has been recorded in Thailand (75%), China (72%) and India (66%).

Histogram. What is more important – career of family?

What is more important – career of family?

Data source: research by Romir/GlobalNR, June 2020

«As in many other studies relating to fundamental and worldview essence of humankind, Russians are still average world’s residents. It’s got a folk wisdom, a harmonic diversity of Russian ethnos and, herewith, a weighted pursuance of growth and shift», – Andrey Milekhin, the president of Romir research holding, Doctor of Science {Sociology}, comments on the results.

*The research by Romir and GlobalNR was conducted in Brazil, the Great Britain, Germany, India, Italy, China, Russia, the USA, Thailand and South Korea. Overall, more than 7100 respondents from different socio-demographic groups participated in the research. In Russia 800 respondents were surveyed. Method: online on Romir Scan Panel.

Romir is the largest Russian private holding specializing in marketing, media and socio-economic surveys. The company has its own large regional network in Russia and countries of former Soviet Union. Romir is an exclusive representative of Gallup International and a member of GlobalNR, the international research association, in Russia and CIS countries with the research geography over 100 countries.

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