German Public Attitudes toward Development Policy Measures & Vaccine Distribution

This brief was produced by the German Institute for Development Evaluation, and explores German public attitudes toward development policy measures and vaccine distribution.

The results of a representative survey among 1,000 individuals in Germany conducted in November 2021 reveal the following:

  • The level of support among the German population for development policy measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the Global South remains high. This is particularly true of health care and food security measures. In contrast, those surveyed were more sceptical towards granting debt relief or providing economic aid.

  • The population supports donating an increased number of vaccine doses to countries of the Global South.

  • With regard to suspending the patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines, public opinion is divided.