GIIA, in partnership with Ipsos MORI, has today released the results of the 2019 Global Infrastructure Index (GII), the largest survey of its kind, looking at public attitudes towards infrastructure around the World.
Key findings from the survey:
- 76% of citizens see investment in infrastructure as vital to economic growth, but 60% don’t believe their country is doing enough
- Europe scored the lowest satisfaction rating for all regions with 29%, behind Asia Pacific (47%), Middle East and Africa (44%), North America (38%) and Latin America (31%)
- In a list of 14 infrastructure sectors, airports had the highest level of satisfaction at 67% followed by digital infrastructure (55%) and water supply and sewerage (also 55%) while electric vehicle charging was last with 24%
- When asked about future priorities for infrastructure, investment in solar energy topped the list with 42%
- 64% of people across the globe were comfortable with private investment in infrastructure if it means the country gets what they need, while those supportive of foreign investment outnumbered those opposed by 3:1 if it leads to better quality infrastructure
- 59% of people would prefer technical experts to make decision on new infrastructure compared to only 21% who believe politicians should mostly make these decisions