Most people in developed countries think that global poverty is not falling

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  • According to Our World in Data, "While the share of extremely poor people has fallen faster than ever before in history over the last 30 years, the majority of people in the UK thinks that the opposite has happened, and that poverty has increased!"[1] This UK data comes from a Gapminder report from 2013.[2]
  • According to Our World in Data, "A more recent survey commissioned by Oxfam and others asked similar questions in poorer countries. They find that there are considerable differences in the answers provided in rich and poor countries: in Germany and the US only 8% of the survey respondents know that extreme poverty has declined, while in India and China the corresponding figures are 27% and 50% respectively."[1][3][4]

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