Following on from Sunday’s survey on people’s hopes and ambitions for ten years hence, this time goo Ranking looked at what expectations people had for society at large in ten years time. As usual, no demographics, bar the fact that the survey was conducted between the 22nd and 24th of February.
This set of results has the cure for cancer that I was disappointed not to see in the previous survey, but I suppose it could be classed more as a discovery than as an invention? I note, however, that resolution of North Korean issues, be it kidnapping or just general problems stemming from having a loony at the helm, does not feature in the list. I wonder if people expect it to be resolved much quicker than the 10 years asked about here?
Q: What are you most hoping for regarding society at large in ten years time?
Rank Expectation Score 1 Global warming averted 100 2 A world without war 98.5 3 Medical advances (cancer-defeating medicines, etc) 91.1 4 Decent pensions for old folk 83.0 5 Elimination of bullying and discrimination 81.5 6 Barrier-free environment for disabled and old folk 67.3 7 Higher moral conduct by politicians and public servants 63.7 8 Society that doesn’t resist child-birth 62.8 9 Society without a rich-poor divide 62.7 10 A law-abiding, crime-free, safe and secure world 56.5 11 Earthquake predication 54.8 12 Better moral standards and factual information from television and newspapers, 54.8 13 A society where Japanese hold the “wa” dear in their hearts 49.1 14 Ubiquitous internet 36.0 15 Resolution of Japan’s territorial problems 32.7 16 Voting for Prime Minister 30.0 17 Privatisation of public facilities including NHK 25.7 18 Ubiquitous electronic cash 17.5 19 Maintenance of current levels of freedom of speech 17.5 20 Japan becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council 17.3