What Do People Around the World Want MOST? Meridian International Center and Gallup to Release Findings of The Global States of Mind 2013 on October 18, 2013

October 15, 2013

Media Contacts: Monique McSween | Phone: (202) 939-5882


What do people around the world want most? Which countries have the highest payroll to employment rates? Where do people feel safest?

These are among the questions that Meridian International Center and Gallup will answer on Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Meridian Global Leadership Summit, a high-level forum hosted in partnership with Gallup and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, which brings together a cross-section of ambassadors, international and domestic policy-makers, corporate leaders and prominent media figures.

At the Summit, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, will release the findings of the Global States of Mind: New Metrics for World Leaders. This one-of-its-kind audit captures findings from over 160 countries on what citizens think of their leadership, as well as key quality of life factors in their countries including food and shelter, law and order, and job creation. Highlights of the audit include:

- 94% of adults in the Czech Republic say corruption is widespread in their country’s government.

- Many of the countries at the top of the suffering list in 2012 are repeats from past years, suggesting little has changed for the better in places such as Iran (31%), Syria (29%), or Afghanistan (29%).

- 43% of residents in Syria plan to move - the highest in the world - up sharply from the 29% who were planning to move at the beginning of the conflict, which has displaced millions.

WHAT: The Meridian Global Leadership Summit
WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2013 | 11:30am-2:00pm
Registration opens at 11:00am
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
CONTACT: To cover this event or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Monique McSween, Meridian International Center | (P) 202-939-5582 | press@meridian.org
All media persons must be pre-credentialed to attend the Summit.

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