The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has mentioned GBS in its August edition
In August 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has published its edition of Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Learning Digest that extensively discusses the Global Barometer Surveys (GBS) and other international surveys on democracy, human rights, and governance around the world, such as the World Values Survey and Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). In particular, the DRG Learning Digest introduces the structure, coverage, and contribution of the GBS. It indicates that those international survey projects not only help paint a useful picture of where democracy stands among the world’s people but also point to ways in which we can protect and strengthen democracy.
More details can be viewed in the attachment: USAID_Survey_Edition_August_2021
GBS Business Meeting
The GBS network held a virtual planning meeting on June 9, 2021. The regional barometers in the GBS network are preparing to launch a new round of surveys in the summer and the purpose of the meeting was to coordinate questionnaires across the network. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the expansion of executive power across the globe, the GBS module 2021 will include a Covid-19 battery that can provide comparable data regarding people's experiences of the pandemic and views on constraining individual rights and freedoms in the name of fighting the virus. With this new module, the GBS will provide a rich dataset that can help us understand how ordinary people react to the pandemic and how they evaluate the performance of their political systems in this troubled time.
The Economist “Myanmar’s coup turns the clock back a decade” cites a report presented by Asian Barometer Survey (ABS).
GBS-WAPOR Webinar on Pandemic, Governance, and Comparative Public Opinion Research
The Global Barometer Survey (GBS) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) held a joint webinar on November 20 (Friday). The theme of the webinar is "Pandemic, Governance, and Comparative Public Opinion Research." The agenda is here, and the recorded video is as follows:
The State of Democracy in Asia : Has the global narrative of democratic decline held true in the Indo-Pacific region?
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GBS online Meeting
A Global Barometer Survey (GBS) Group Meeting was held online at June 4, 2020. The meeting discussed three main topics:1. The challenges and opportunities of Covid-19,2. Developing a GBS module on assessing the impact of Covid-19, and 3. Developing new survey strategies (sampling frame and modes of interview) to overcome lockdown and social distancing.
Panel Discussion on “Is Democracy in Crisis?” at the Asan Plenum 2019
Professor Yun-han Chu, Principal Director of the Asian Barometer Survey participated in a panel discussion on the topic “Is Democracy in Crisis?” in Seoul on April 24 as part of the Asan Plenum 2019. The panel discussed the state of democracy around the globe in the face of the emergence of authoritarian strongmen in countries such as Turkey, Russia, and the Philippines, as well as the rise of populism in mature democracies, exemplified by the Brexit vote and Trump’s election in 2016. In his opening remarks, Professor Chu mentioned that Larry Diamond’s warning in 2007 that the world is now entering a global “democratic recession” has been proven true. Panelists engaged in a wide ranging discussion of causes of the current democratic malaise and potential ways out of it. The full panel discussion can be viewed here.
A Global Barometer Survey (GBS) Group Meeting
A Global Barometer Survey (GBS) Group Meeting was held in Bangalore between January 19-21, 2019. The meeting finalized the common questionnaire for Wave 3 of the GBS and discussed progress on Wave 3 of the South Asian Barometer Survey. Participants also discussed plans for a new report highlighting the main findings of the GBS.
News from the Regional Barometer Surveys
Latinobarometro released 2018 report
Global Barometer Surveys. Report on Key Findings: Exploring Support for Democracy across the Globe
Global Barometer Survey Group Meeting in Brisbane on July 24
The GBS working meeting was held in Brisbane on July 24 to report and discuss the status of every regional survey. The Arab Barometer Survey is conducting the fifth wave of surveys and is expected to complete the survey interviews with 15 countries by the end of this year. The Asian Barometer Survey is also conducting the fifth wave of surveys, started from Taiwan this summer and then follows the investigations of Vietnam, Philippines, and Mongolia. It is expected to complete the fifth wave with 15 countries by 2020, with Australia as the new survey country. It is likely to cover New Zealand and East Timor in the future survey. The South Asian Barometer Survey will investigate India before the 2019 congressional election, and the scheduled date and process of other countries surveys depend on the research funding. It is likely to include Bhutan in the survey in the future. The Eurasian Barometer Survey will complete the investigation of 15 countries next year.
Exploring Support for Democracy across the Globe: GBS Report Launch and GBS-WVS Welcome Reception
On the evening of July 23, Global Barometer Surveys (GBS) co-hosted a welcome reception with another global research survey project, World Values Survey (WVS). The welcome reception invited all the regional and national team directors and supervisors of GBS and WVS project, some scholars from the International Political Science Association (IPSA), and Taiwan scholars. The purpose of the welcome reception is to launch the first GBS global report: "Global Barometer Surveys - Exploring Support for Democracy across the Globe." The 7-chapter GBS reports focus on the democratic support of developing countries people, with the comparative analysis of democratic cognition, democratic values, political participation, institutional trust, and governance.
GBS Conference In United Arab Emirates University On Feb 4-6, 2018
GBS Conference on “Popular Evaluation of Well-Being in the Arab World, East Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America” was held in United Arab Emirates University on Feb 4-6, 2018. The conference was co-organized by Center for East Asia Democratic Studies, NTU and United Arab Emirates University.
Forum on "The Sino-American Competition and its Impact" By Dr. Yun-Han Chu and Dr. Francis Fukuyama
Fair Winds Foundation has invited notable scholar Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, to visit Taiwan and speak at an April event in Taipei on April 14-15, 2017. The forum had Fukuyama share his insights and research on the difficulties of democratic governance.
Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is professor (by courtesy) of political science.
On April 15, Fair Winds Foundation also has invited Professor Yun-han Chu, Academician, Academia Sinica and Director of Asian Barometer Survey of National Taiwan University, as the speaker at the forum on The Sino-American Competition and Its Impact.
Global Barometer Surveys Workshop Held At Bangalore in India, March 2-3, 2017
A Global Barometer Surveys workshop was held at Bangalore in India between March 2 and March 3, 2017. At this conference, scholars shared and discussed the overview of the State of Democracy in South Asia Barometer report, political performance, and further discussed the Global Barometer Survey Publication Book Project.
Congratulations to Professor Yun-Han Chu for being Elected Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences
Professor Yun-han Chu, Director, Asian Barometer Survey; Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica; and Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University was elected a new fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) at the Academy's 27th General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
Professor Yun-han Chu is a world-renowned scholar of democratization and East Asian political economy and a pioneer in developing theories and methods for studying the consolidation of young democracies through survey research. He launched the Asian Barometer Survey, the region’s first and foremost comparative survey.
GBS Meeting at Princeton University
The GBS held a workshop on at Princeton University, USA, on 27-28 September 2016. At this conference, scholars discussed democratic participation, popular understandings of democracy, demand for democracy, political performance, and economic performance around the world.
GBS Meeting at the 2016 IPSA World Congress
The GBS organizes three panels at the 24th World Congress of International Political Science Association (IPSA), July 23-28, 2016, Poznan, Poland. In conjunction with the IPSA meeting, the GBS held a workshop at Adam Mickiewicz University July 27 and discussed a collective book project titled People and Democracy in the Developing World: Citizenship in the Early 21st Century.
Forum on Global Barometer Surveys
The 2015 Forum on Global Barometer Surveys hosted by the Fudan-Duke Center for Global Attitudes about Politics and Society at Fudan University in Shanghai. Director of Eurasia Barometer Prof. Christian Haerpfer made presentation on “Value systems and Value Change in Mainland China: Analysis of the World Value Survey in Mainland China 1990 – 2012” and a presentation on "Political Capital and Trust in Political Institutions in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Analysis of Eurasia Barometer and World Values Survey 1994 – 2013" which included findings of Eurasia Barometer surveys and the World Values Survey. Vice-Director of Eurasia Barometer Kseniya Kizilova presented findings of Eurasia Barometer survey in a presentation on “Support for Different Political Regimes in New Independent States: 1994 – 2014” and a presentation on the “Image of Mainland China in the Countries of Middle East and North Africa”. The Forum was followed by a Eurasia Barometer Consortium presentation at the conference “Belt and Road Initiatives: Public Opinion Survey and the Image of Mainland China” hosted by China Center for Contemporary World Studies in Beijing.
Global Barometer Surveys Conference on How People Understand Democracy
The conference included a thematic session on "How People Understand Democracy", moderated by Prof. Christian Haerpfer; list of speakers included Min-hua Huang (Asian Barometer), Marta Lagos (Latino Barometer), Robert Mattes (Afrobarometer), Michael Robbins (Arab Barometer). The second conference session was devoted to the "Regime Preference and Support for Democracy" and was moderated by Prof. Yun-han Chu. The list of speakers included Christian Haerpfer & Kseniya Kizilova (Eurasia Barometer), Marta Lagos (Latino Barometer), Michael Bratton (Afrobarometer), Michael Robbins (Arab Barometer). Also within the conference the Global Barometer Module was reviewed, and new topics were considered.
Global Barometer Surveys and SJTU Center for Global Public Opinion Research Shanghai Conference
On 12 June 2013 Marta Lagos, the president of Global Barometer Surveys (GBS), and Liu Kang, the dean of the humanities faculty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), signed the document that consolidated the opening of the SJTU Center for Global Public Opinion Research (GPOR).
During the official ceremony, the president of GBS and the director of GPOR, Liu Kang, together with the principal of Jiao Tong University cut the ribbon for the inauguration of the Center.
This marks the opening of the first center for the study of public opinion in Mainland China.
Presidential Plenary - Is There a Global-Democratic Citizen? Session, IPSA World Congress, July 2012, Madrid
Professor Yun-han Chu was invited by Leonardo Morlino, the President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), to give a talk, which titled "Liberal vs. Social Democracy: Competing Views on Democracy among East Asian Citizens" under the subject "Is There a Global-Democratic Citizen?" of the President Plenary at the 22nd World Congress of Political Science of IPSA in Madrid (Spain) on July 12, 2012. Professor Chu is the first Asian scholar to participate in the President Plenary of IPSA.
A Global Barometer Surveys Conference on How People View and Value Democracy
The Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica (IPSAS) will hold an international conference titled ‘How People View and Value Democracy’ in the Institute of European and American Studies’ first floor conference hall on 15 and 16 October 2010. Against the background of global democratic development survey data from Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and the Arab world, the conference seeks to understand current perceptions and evaluations of democracy on a global scale and to conduct transnational (regional) comparisons. It will do so through, amongst others, examining the support for democracy, evaluations of democracy after implementation, efficacy of political operations, feelings of alienation or participation from politics, and political trust.
GBS Meeting at the 2009 IPSA Meeting
The GBS and IDEA International co-sponsored three panels at the 21st World Congress of International Political Science Association (IPSA), July 12-16, 2009, Santiago, Chile. In conjunction with the IPSA meeting, the GBS held an executive meeting co-sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on July 17-18.
GBS Panels at the IPSA World Congress in Santiago
From 27 Augustus until 1 September 2008 GBS held a Network Planning Meeting to discuss cooperation and goals of the next wave. This meeting was combined with the APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, where scholars from each region presented their findings. The participants included Prof. Yun-han Chu of Asia Barometer, Prof. Robert Mattes of Afro Barometer, Prof. Mark Tessler of Arab Barometer, and Prof. Suhas Palshikar and Sandeep Shastri of South Asia Barometer.