April 14, 2022
During February and March 2022, over 1300 Positive Money activists filled out the Supporter Survey, sharing thoughts on the work and campaigns we’ll do together this year, to help build a fairer and more sustainable money and banking system for all. Check out the results below…
Which of the following issues concern you the most in 2022?
Which area are you most interested in?
At the end of March we launched our report exposing how the housing crisis has been manipulated by banks and landlords to enable the rich and powerful to hoard wealth. We held a webinar launch with report authors Danisha Kazi and Laurie Macfarlane and we were joined by Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake.
In order to achieve our vision, we need to move away from an economic system fixated on growth to one that centres human and planetary wellbeing. Some in the new economy movement call this a “wellbeing economy”. What do you think of this idea?
The Bank of England is looking into creating a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – a form of publicly issued money like cash, but that’s digital. We want to ensure a CBDC serves the public, and isn’t designed in the interests of big banks or card companies.
What interests you most about the prospect of a Central Bank Digital Currency?
As the prospect of public digital money creation draws closer, we’ll be producing more research to make the case that its rollout should be truly public, protects user’s data and is available to everyone. Here’s a recent comment piece in Open Democracy written by our Head of Policy and Advocacy all about Rishi Sunak’s flawed approach to cryptocurrencies.
Which of the following would you value most as a resource to learn about different economic perspectives?
We regularly post commentary and educational content on our blog – such as our reaction to Rishi Sunak’s latest update to the Bank of England’s remit and recent interview blog on The Injustices Of Financial Exclusion Faced By Asylum Seekers, Refugees, And Migrants. You can also watch all of our latest videos here.
In 2021, which actions did you get involved in?
The Covid-19 pandemic sent all of our local groups online or on a break. It raised the idea of national online meetups for people who want to discuss and learn more about the money and banking system. Would you be interested in joining online learning spaces with others?
We have local groups based all over the UK, some have gone on hiatus but many still meetup online or in person. If you’re interested in starting your own group to learn more and take action with others in your community, see our local groups handbook here or email us at email@example.com and we can arrange a phone call!
If someone asked you to describe Positive Money in a single sentence, what would you say?
Here’s some of our favourite responses. So the next time someone asks you about Positive Money and what we do, use these!
Here’s some information about who currently makes up our community. As you’ll see, we’ve still got some work to do to diversify our supporter base so it’s more reflective of society as a whole. (Please note that all of the responses to these questions are anonymised)
What is your age?
What is your gender identity?
In comparison to 2020, the gender balance has slightly improved although men are still in the majority at 56%. Female supporters have increased by 7% from 2020.
What is your ethnicity?
Where do you live?
Positive Money supporters based in Europe should check out our friends, Positive Money Europe here. And for our US supporters, sign up to Positive Money US here, check out the intro video, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Finally, what do you think Positive Money’s most valuable contribution(s) to economic systems change is?
Here’s some of our favourite answers…