Since Walden’s inaugural Social Change Impact Report in 2011 to determine the state of global social change, there have been numerous global events related to social change. One thing remains constant regardless of cause or location: Change is continuous, and it’s important.

Walden has attracted students who seek knowledge to advance their careers as well as address challenges in their communities and industries since our founding in 1970. We are deeply committed to improving human and social conditions by creating and applying ideas in order to advance society as a whole. The annual Social Change Impact Report illustrates one of the many ways we are leading and contributing to positive social change around the world.

 2014 Social Change Impact Report

The 2014 Social Change Impact Report builds upon findings from previous reports by examining people’s perceptions of the impact of their engagement in positive social change. The long- and short-term benefits are investigated, as well as how and to what extent they believe they are making a difference and how satisfied they are with their efforts and the efforts of others. In addition, the 2014 survey sheds light on the roles of both the younger and older generations in effecting social change.

Survey Findings

The 2014 Social Change Impact Report is the fourth in an annual series, designed to provide a barometer of who is engaged in social change, what is important to them and how they work together to advance social change issues of interest now and in the future. Including perspectives of more than 9,000 adults in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico and the U.S., the 2014 Social Change Impact Report examines people’s perceptions of the impact of their engagement in positive social change.

Findings reveal that social change agents focus on the long term and that people feel they could be doing more for social change and there is ample room for improvement. In addition, involvement in positive social change continues to be important to most adults; however, the future of positive social change relies on older adults who must share their knowledge and experience with younger generations. (June 2014)

For more information on the Social Change Impact Report, including the questionnaire providing answers to each survey question, please contact Jerry Sweitzer at 1-410-843-6576 or Jerry Sweitzer.

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