Worldwide willingness to enter into armed conflicts decreasing

16 marzo 2015

Though current news reports might suggest another picture, ever fewer people are ready to risk their lives in a war, researchers say. The scholars arrived at this finding by analyzing questionnaires’ results from the World Value Survey of 48 societies, together accounting for more than 80 percent of the world’s population. During the past 30 years, the readiness of the inhabitants of 43 countries to wage war showed a significant decrease. Only in three countries did it slightly increase.