Sun 9 Nov 2014

Russia, China, USA - values in common

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Let's begin to create the basic platform of shared values. What values do you think these three superpowers have in common?


Peter Schurman Sun 9 Nov 2014

That's a great question. Since we're talking about a global democracy, the key is to ask what values the people in these superpowers have in common, not what values their current national governments share (which are very limited, as the dysfunction of the U.N. illustrates).

There's a lot of great, searchable data on this, for many countries, at: http://pewrsr.ch/1xn4Ecf

Searching on Russia, China, and the U.S., yields many pages of results, available here: http://pewrsr.ch/1AK70G6

Here's a summary of research on values shared by the world's biggest population groups (China, India, and Islamic countries): http://oneglobaldemocracy.com/2014/04/23/what-policies-would-a-global-democracy-lead-to-polling-data-is-encouraging/

The data is encouraging: not all mainstream American values are shared across these populations, but most are.