Wellcome Global Monitor

The Wellcome Global Monitor is the world’s largest study into how people around the world think and feel about science and major health challenges. It surveys over 140,000 people from more than 140 countries.

Why it’s important

Right now, there are few insights into global attitudes to science and healthcare. The Wellcome Global Monitor will provide robust evidence on how public attitudes vary across different demographic groups and countries.

This evidence will help us and other foundations, researchers and policy makers around the world to promote debate, and frame proposals for action to improve engagement and trust in science and healthcare.

We hope the results will:


The 30-question survey ran throughout 2018 as part of the Gallup World Poll. The process for developing the questionnaire involved:

Read more about how we developed and tested the survey in the Wellcome Global Monitor Questionnaire Development Report [PDF 939KB].


  • Sept 2017 to Mar 2018 – creating and testing the survey
  • Apr to Dec 2018 – collecting the data in over 140 countries
  • Dec 2018 to May 2019 – analysing the results
  • Jun 2019 – launching the findings

Results and final report

We will publish the findings and raw data of the Wellcome Global Monitor in June 2019.


Contact us

If you have any questions, contact Ethan Greenwood

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