The Global Shapers Survey



About the Survey




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With the largest youth population in history, there is an unprecedented opportunity for young people to take an active role in shaping our future. The #ShapersSurvey was designed to highlight youth perceptions on the state of the world and action-oriented recommendations in five areas: Global Outlook, Governance, Values, Technology, and the Workplace.

How do young people see the world?

And what do they want to do about it?

We encourage you to dive deep into the data by theme, country, region, age and gender, and explore the survey findings in the report.

Young people have inherited enormous global challenges, but also the opportunity to confront the status quo and offer youth-led solutions for change.

We hope you will join us in championing the ideas, insights and voices of young people.


CLICK on the charts to dive deep into each theme.

This survey reaffirms the image of young people I have from my meetings with youth around the world: they are optimistic, empathetic and view themselves as global citizens. I hope we can answer their call for a more equal, transparent and open world.H.R.H Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Voices of youth

In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, nobody knows with certainty what tomorrow will look like. What we do know is that if we do not shape the future, we may arrive at a future that we have not chosen and that we do not want. We also know that we need systemic thinking, on a scale never before undertaken. We know too that, young people have the expertise, the desire and the optimism to contribute to this and to many other important challenges of our time. The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 provides a unique opportunity to hear from young people and to integrate their perspectives into the activities of all stakeholders. It comes at a time when the world needs to hear from young people.Prof. Klaus Schwab,

Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum


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