Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Report: Errant Pessimism About Poverty Threatens to Stall Efforts to Help

Almost 90 percent of people incorrectly believe that extreme poverty has become worse or not changed in the past 25 years, said a study published Thursday, voicing concerns that public pessimism threatens to stall efforts to end poverty. In a survey of 26,000 people across 24 countries, 87 percent of respondents said they believed extreme poverty had not improved over the past two decades, while only 1 percent knew poverty rates had halved. Since 1990, more than 1 billion people have...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter