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Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Richard, a French Buddhist monk, comments that ‘in December some members of the Davos World Economic Forum in collaboration with Facebook conducted a poll on “values”. The poll was conducted with over 130,000 participants largely through the Internet. Eighty percent of the people polled were under 30 and, as these opinions expressed were mostly by young people, the result is certainly food for thought. Responding to the question, “Do you believe that universal values exist,” only 54% responded positively, with Mexico leading the list of countries (72%). The largest group who disagreed was the French (37%), where people seem dubious that universal values exist at [read more…]

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