Is the uneven distribution of income and wealth increasingly becoming a problem for social cohesion? Does a society function best when based on pure individualism? How do you feel about the risk of social decline today compared to previous generations? These and other questions were posed by the Forum New Economy to the German population in a representative Forsa survey in 2019 and 2020. The result: the German population wants a paradigm shift in economic policy that is up to the great challenges of our time.
The ripples of our survey travelled as far as Albania, where the results from an almost identical survey were presented this week. According to Economy for All initiative, Forum New Economy was the inspiration for their survey on “Public Opinions and Perceptions of the Economic System and the State’s Role in Society”. We were therefore very glad to join a round of experts to discuss the results of the study and its implications.
Marc Adam (Economic Analyst, Forum New Economy) praised the study and drew comparisons with the results of the Forum New Economy surveys. Conclusion: The absolute figures differ here and there, which is due to the different historical trajectories of the two economies, but the trends go in the same direction. In both Albania and Germany, people want more participation, belonging and a globalization that works for everyone.
More information on the event and the study is available on the Friedrich Ebert Foundation website – here. The complete recording of the event is available as a video below.