In total 25,128 citizens in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America were interviewed face-to-face or by telephone between 19 June and 13 October, 2009 (the exception being Japan where the fieldwork was conducted online). Polling was conducted for BBC World Service by GlobeScan and its research partners in each country.
In Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, and Turkey urban samples were used.
Questions were asked of half samples in each country.
The margin of error per country ranges from +/-3.1 to 4.9 per cent, 19 times out of 20.
1 In Brazil the survey was conducted in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Goiânia, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and São Paulo, representing 16% of the total national adult population.
2 In Chile the survey was conducted in 78 cities, representing 85% of the national adult population. The cities were located in the Antofagasta, Araucania, Arica y Parinacota, Atacama, Bio Bío, Coquimbo, Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, Los Lagos, Los Rios, Maule, Santiago Metropolitan, Tarapacá, and Valparaiso regions.
3 In China the survey was conducted in Beijing, Beiliu, Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Fenyang, Fuyang, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Manzhouli, Quanzhou, Qujing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shuangcheng, Wuhan, Xi’an, Xining, and Zhengzhou, representing 45% of the total national adult population.
4 In Costa Rica the survey was conducted in n=36 cities, representing 20% of the total national adult population.
5 In Egypt the survey was conducted in Alexandria, Cairo, Giza, and Shobra Al Khima, representing 21% of the total national adult population.
6 In Mexico the survey was conducted in the 16 largest cities and media market regions, constituting 40% of the national adult population and 80% of the residential telephone land lines.
7 In Panama the survey was conducted in n=52 cities, representing 41% of the total national adult population.
8 In the Philippines the survey was conducted in the National Capital Region, representing 12% of the total national adult population.
9 In Turkey the survey was conducted in Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, Samsun, and Zonguldak, representing 34% of the total national adult population.
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