Infographic: The Ultimate List of Values

What do you value the most in the world? Are the values consistent around the globe? Or do they vary according to the region and culture?

To find out the answer to these questions and more, Valuegraphics conducted a survey to determine the values which influence humans. The aim was to uncover the areas of life that people care the most about.

In this regard, Valuegraphics uncovered half a million surveys in 152 languages and came up with a list of 56 values. Some of these values are universally recognized while there are some characteristics that vary according to the country.

Here, let’s take a look at the data. You can also check out the complete infographic creatd by VisualCapitalist below.

Family Tops the List

While it may not seem surprising, but ‘family’ makes it to the number one spot globally. Interestingly, related terms like ‘loyalty’, ‘relationships’, and ‘belongings’ were also part of the top 10 values.

Similarly, ‘religion’ and ‘personal growth’ were listed on the number 8 and 6 respectively. But relative to other countries, the value of religion and traditions ranked the lowest in Europe.

‘Employment security’ and ‘financial security’ was also ranked in the top 10 globally.

Meanwhile, terms like ‘respect’ and ‘compassion’ fell closer to the top as well.

What Differs

While there were many similarities found across the world, there were differences also.

Take, for example, the term ‘morality.’ all across the world. As per the data collected by Valuegraphics, ‘morality’ holds the second-most important position in the Middle East. On the contrary, the same term comes near the bottom in Central and South America.

Another value that varies dramatically across the globe is ‘patience.’

While the Africans give it much importance and place it amongst the top 5, other countries rank it midway at #26 throughout.

Additionally, the global value of ‘authority’ was found to be at an average of number 30. However, the Middle East and North America ranked it at an equal place of number 17.

Final Thoughts

Getting a comprehensive view of the values that influence us will give a better understanding of the other avenues of life.

In the comments, do let us know the values that impact you the most in your life.

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