The Economic Pulse of the World - January 2019

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is up one point this wave with 46% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

The Economic Pulse of the World - January 2019

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  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Nik Samoylov Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Deeney Ipsos Public Affairs, US
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Global Average of National Economic Assessment Up One Point: 46%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is up one point this wave with 46% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Saudi Arabia (87%) is at the top spot in the national economic assessment category again, followed by China (84%), Germany (83%), India (74%), Sweden (68%), the United States (63%), Peru (63%), Australia (62%), Canada (59%), Israel (56%), Chile (56%) and Poland (53%). Argentina(13%) has the lowest spot in this assessment this month, followed by South Korea (16%), France (20%), South Africa (21%), Italy (23%), Spain (24%), Brazil (26%), Turkey (26%), Russia (27%), Hungary (30%) and Japan (32%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Mexico (46%, +12 pts.), China (84%, +5 pts.), Brazil (26%, +5 pts.), South Africa (21%, +4 pts.), Serbia (45%, +4 pts.), South Korea (16%, +3 pts.) , Italy (23%, +3 pts.), India (74%, +3 pts.), France (20%, +3 pts.) and Turkey (26%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Japan (32%, -6 pts.), Argentina (13%, -3 pts.), Israel (56%, -3 pts.), Malaysia (44%, -3 pts.), Hungary (30%, -2 pts.), Poland (53%, -2 pts.) and the United States (63%, -2 pts.).

Economic Pulse - National Economic Assessment - January 2019

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Up One Point

When asked to assess their local economy, over one third (35%) of those surveyed in 28 countries agree that the state of the current economy in their local area is ‘good’. The local economic assessment is up one point since last sounding.

Despite losing two points since last sounding, Saudi Arabia (69%) remains the top country in the local assessment category this month, followed by China (66%), Germany (60%), Israel (59%), India (55%), the United States (55%), Sweden (51%), Chile (50%), Canada (43%) and  Australia (40%). Argentina (14%) is the lowest ranked country this month, followed by Russia (15%), South Africa (16%), Serbia (16%), Japan (16%), Spain (17%), South Korea (17%), Italy (21%), France (23%), Turkey (25%), Hungary (25%) and Belgium (28%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Mexico (34%, +8 pts.), Turkey (25%, +7 pts.), Brazil (30%, +7 pts.), India (55%, +6 pts.), Chile (50%, +6 pts.), France (23%, +4 pts.), Peru (38%, +3 pts.), Israel (59%, +3 pts.), Canada (43%, +2 pts.), Poland (38%, +2 pts.), Hungary (25%, +2 pts.) and South Africa (16%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Russia (15%, -7 pts.), Sweden (51%, -4 pts.), Belgium (28%, -3 pts.), Australia (40%, -3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (69%, -2 pts.), Argentina (14%, -2 pts.) and Spain (17%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (29%) Up Two Points

The future outlook is up two points since last sounding, with nearly one third (29%) of global citizens surveyed in 28 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

Saudi Arabia (68%) is at the top of this assessment category this month again, followed by, Brazil (67%), China (63%), Peru (58%), Mexico (57%), India (55%), Chile (45%), Argentina (36%), Malaysia (33%), the United States (31%), Turkey (26%) and Poland (26%). France (6%) has the lowest future outlook score this month once again, followed by Belgium (7%), Japan (11%), Great Britain (11%), Hungary (12%), Germany (13%), Russia (14%), Canada (14%), Italy (17%) and Israel (17%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: China (63%, +12 pts.), Malaysia (33%, +7 pts.), Turkey (26%, +5 pts.), Sweden (21%, +5 pts.), South Africa (25%, +5 pts.), Peru (58%, +5 pts.), South Korea (18%, +4 pts.), Serbia (18%, +4 pts.), India (55%, +4 pts.), Brazil (67%, +4 pts.) and the United States (31%, +3 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Argentina (36%, -4 pts.), Germany (13%, -4 pts.), Hungary (12%, -2 pts.) and Great Britain (11%, -1 pts.).

The author(s)

  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Nik Samoylov Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Deeney Ipsos Public Affairs, US

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