A new study from the Institute of Culture, a Brazilian think tank, shows that, as expected, the Brazilian culture is in the forefront of the global cultural rankings, with the country at number 1 and ahead of France, China, the United States, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
The study, conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias de Cultura, is based on a survey of about 4,500 respondents across Brazil and surveyed more than 2,000 Brazilians over the course of nine months.
Among Brazilians, the most popular language spoken in their homes is Portuguese.
The study also found that most people identify with a culture and its values.
The institute is also using the data to improve public awareness of cultural diversity and provide information on ways to support it.
Among the findings:• Brazilians say that the culture is important for all people, regardless of their backgrounds.• The Brazilian culture offers opportunities for people of different ethnic backgrounds.
• Brazilians are proud of their country and their countrymen, while Brazilians tend to be more optimistic about their future and feel their country is improving.• Brazil is perceived to be a place of opportunity and social justice.• Brazilian people are interested in culture, religion and spirituality.• When asked to rank the most important Brazilian culture, the top three are: The culture of the people, the language of the country and the culture of nature.
The top four are: Brazilian art and culture, Brazilian literature, Brazilian music and Brazilian dance.
The institute’s director, Maria F. Oliveira, said the study showed that Brazilians want to know more about the culture, and she said it was important to encourage Brazilians to speak up.
“We want to change the mindset of people, we want them to learn more about their country, about their culture, to express their identity, to be proud of it,” Oliveira said.
“People can take a step back, look at their own country and see what makes it unique and important to them.
They can think about how they can contribute to their country’s development.”
The institute said the survey showed that the country’s economy is doing well and people are willing to sacrifice to improve it.
The report also showed that people were more likely to identify with their cultures and values, and it also showed Brazilians were more optimistic and hopeful about their lives and future.
Oliveiras team is using the survey data to build a better understanding of Brazil’s cultural diversity.
She said this could have an impact on the future of the nation.