Archbridge Institute: Perceptions of Rising Opportunity Across Rich Nations and Over Time

From November 2016 through to January 2017, the Archbridge Institute conducted a survey concerning individual’s attitudes on opportunity, exploring whether people believed their “opportunities to succeed” matched those of previous and future generations. Using the RIWI Global Omnibus, Archbridge polled across 60 different countries, collecting over 88,180 responses.

With the collected data, Dr. Scott Winship, an honourary adviser to the Archbridge Institute compared results both cross-nationally and historically. Amongst several revelations, survey results revealed that “…men who perceive rising or falling opportunity versus their fathers tend to believe trends will continue into the next generation”.

The Archbridge Institute’s analysis of RIWI data offers key insights into the attitudes and expectations of absolute mobility internationally. Read the full report here.