A global Ipsos survey for the World Economic Forum reveals a widespread intention to change for the better through this pandemic. Surveying more than 21,000 adults from 27 countries, the study found that 72% of people would like their life to change significantly rather than go back to how it was before the coronavirus pandemic. What's more, 86% of respondents around the world would prefer to see the world changed significantly -- toward greater equity and sustainability -- rather than go back to how it was last year. "Russia and Colombia top the list of countries where the desire for change is most prevalent, at 94% each. They are followed by Peru (93%), Mexico (93%), Chile (93%), Malaysia (92%), South Africa (91%), Argentina (90%) and Saudi Arabia (89%)," Ipsos reported. On a personal level, "more than 4 in 5 adults throughout Latin America and in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Russia and India express a desire for significant change in their personal lives after the pandemic. By contrast, at least 2 out of 5 adults in the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, the U.S., Great Britain and Canada just long for their life to return to how it was before the pandemic," the study found.

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