The Economic Pulse of the World - July 2018

After holding steady for three consecutive months, the average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is up one point this wave with 48% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

The Economic Pulse of the World - July 2018

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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: 48%

After holding steady for three consecutive months, the average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is up one point this wave with 48% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Despite losing four points since last sounding, China (82%) remains at the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by Germany (82%), Saudi Arabia (81%), India (76%), Australia (66%), Malaysia (66%), Canada (64%), Sweden (63%), Israel (63%), the United States (63%) and Chile (61%). Brazil (15%) has the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by South Africa (17%), Argentina (20%), Italy (23%), Spain (25%), South Korea (25%), France (28%), Mexico (32%), Russia (34%), Hungary (36%) and Japan (36%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Malaysia (66%, +10 pts.), Turkey (41%, +9 pts.), Great Britain (46%, +6 pts.), Mexico (32%, +5 pts.), Italy (23%, +5 pts.), Brazil (15%, +5 pts.), Peru (54%, +4 pts.) and Hungary (36%, +4 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Sweden (63%, -5 pts.), China (82%, -4 pts.), Israel (63%, -3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (81%, -2 pts.) and South Africa (17%, -2 pts.).

National Economic Assessment July 2018

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Unchanged

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 unchanged since last sounding.

China (68%) is the top country in the local assessment category, followed by Saudi Arabia (63%), Germany (62%), India (58%), Israel (58%), Chile (55%), the United States (53%), Sweden (47%), Malaysia (47%), Canada (46%) and Australia (44%). Remaining at the bottom of this assessment category, Serbia (10%) is the lowest ranked country this month, followed by Japan (15%), Argentina (15%), South Africa (18%), Spain (18%), Brazil (19%), South Korea (20%), Italy (21%), Russia (21%), France (22%), Mexico (24%) and Hungary (24%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Turkey (34%, +5 pts.), Chile (55%, +5 pts.), Peru (32%, +4 pts.), Malaysia (47%, +4 pts.), Brazil (19%, +4 pts.), the United States (53%, +3 pts.), Italy (21%, +3 pts.), Israel (58%, +3 pts.), Great Britain (31%, +3 pts.), South Africa (18%, +2 pts.) and Mexico (24%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Sweden (47%, -7 pts.), Argentina (44%, -4 pts.), China (68%, -4 pts.), Japan (15%, -3 pts.), Serbia (10%, -3 pts.) and Spain (18%, -3 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (29%) Down One Point

The future outlook is down one point 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.

India (58%) is at the top of this assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (56%), China (54%), Chile (52%), Malaysia (51%), Brazil (49%), Mexico (47%), Peru (42%), Turkey (33%), Argentina (32%) and the United States (31%). France (9%) has the lowest future outlook score this month again, followed by Japan (11%), Belgium (11%), Great Britain (13%), Sweden (13%), Israel (15%), Hungary (16%), Germany (16%), Russia (16%), Canada (18%) and Australia (18%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Mexico (47%, +10 pts.), Italy (25%, +4 pts.), the United States (31%, +3 pts.), Brazil (49%, +3 pts.), India (58%, +2 pts.) and Great Britain (13%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Sweden (13%, -7 pts.), Argentina (32%, -6 pts.), Malaysia (51%, -6 pts.), China (54%, -5 pts.), Peru (42%, -5 pts.), Saudi Arabia (56%, -5 pts.), South Korea (22%, -5 pts.), Spain (22%, -5 pts.), Israel (15%, -4 pts.) and Russia (16%, -4 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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