Global Opinion means to be a window to the world's public opinion.
Here you can vote freely and give your arguments on a variety of universal, global, national and individual issues. All visitors can vote the polls, but you'll need to register if you want to rate the polls or give your arguments. As a registered user you can also propose new polls.
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A tax paradise (tax haven) is a country, state or territory where certain taxes are levied at a low rate or not at all while offering due process, good governance, a low corruption rate and, frequently, numbered accounts for bank secrecy purpose. Individuals and/or corporate entities can find it attractive to move themselves to areas with reduced or nil taxation levels. In business this is called off shore banking
Numbered bank accounts, used by Swiss banks and other offshore banks located in tax havens, have been accused by NGOs such as ATTAC of being a major instrument of the underground economy, facilitating tax evasion and money laundering.
Democracy is a broad concept and sometimes even cause for debate. We refer to your personal interpretation of what you feel democracy is about.
Of course, we always want more and bigger and better. But if you look at it from a objective point of view, do you feel your house or apartment offers the acceptable amount of space (total size, size of the rooms) for a family/company of your number of persons?
Do you believe global warming is currently the greatest danger facing mankind?
Increasing global temperature is expected to cause sea levels to rise, an increase in the intensity of extreme weather events, and significant changes to the amount and pattern of precipitation, likely including an expanse of the subtropical desert regions.
Scientific consensus has identified carbon dioxide as the dominant greenhouse gas forcing. Most scientists agree that the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases due to human activity caused most of the warming observed since the start of the industrial era, and that the observed warming cannot be satisfactorily explained by natural causes alone.
Humans have been consuming cannabis since prehistory,although in the 20th century there was a rise in its use for recreational, religious or spiritual, and medicinal purposes. It is estimated that about 4% of the world's adult population use cannabis annually and 0.6% daily.
The possession, use, or sale of psychoactive cannabis products became illegal in most parts of the world in the early 20th century. Since then, some countries have intensified the enforcement of cannabis prohibition while others have reduced the priority of enforcement.
God is most often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.
Conceptions of God vary widely. Theologians and philosophers have studied countless conceptions of God since the dawn of civilization. The Abrahamic conceptions of God include the trinitarian view of Christians, the Kabbalistic definition of Jewish mysticism, and the Islamic concept of God. The dharmic religions differ in their view of the divine. Conceptions of God held by individual believers vary so widely that there is no clear consensus on the nature of God.
Studies of the fossil record and the diversity of living organisms had convinced most scientists by the mid-nineteenth century that species changed over time. However, the mechanism driving these changes remained unclear until the 1859 publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, detailing the theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin's work soon led to overwhelming acceptance of evolution within the scientific community.
This does not necessarily refer to 8 feet tall, big-headed, highly intelligent, skinny green men who move in flying saucers. Speculated forms of extraterrestrial life range from intelligent or human-like beings, to life at the scale of bacteria.