The Economic Pulse of the World - June 2018

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is remains unchanged this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

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  • Julia Clark Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Nik Samoylov Ipsos Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Deeney Public Affairs, US
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Global Average of National Economic Assessment Unchanged: 47%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is remains unchanged this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Once again, China (86%) remains at the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (83%), Germany (81%), India (77%), Sweden (68%), Israel (66%), Australia (66%), Canada (63%), the United States (61%), Chile (61%) and Malaysia (56%). Brazil (10%) has the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by Italy (18%), South Africa (19%), Argentina (21%), Spain (23%), South Korea (23%), Mexico (27%), France (29%), Hungary (32%) and Turkey (32%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Malaysia (56%, +11 pts.), Chile (61%, +9 pts.), Canada (63%, +8 pts.), Australia (66%, +4 pts.), Sweden (68%, +3 pts.), India (77%, +3 pts.), Saudi Arabia and China (86%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Great Britain (40%, -11 pts.), South Korea (23%, -10 pts.), Brazil (10%, -5 pts.), Peru (50%, -4 pts.), Belgium (55%, -3 pts.), South Africa (19%, -3 pts.), Germany (81%, -2 pts.), Poland (55%, -2 pts.), the United States (61%, -2 pts.) and Japan (36%, -1 pts.).

National Economic Assessment June 2018

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Down 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 down one point since last sounding.

China (72%) is the top country in the local assessment category, followed by Saudi Arabia (63%), Germany (62%), India (59%), Israel (55%), Sweden (54%), the United States (50%), Chile (50%), Canada (46%), Australia (45%) and Malaysia (43%). Serbia (13%) is the lowest ranked country in this category this month, followed by Brazil (15%), South Africa (16%), Italy (18%), Japan (18%), Argentina (19%), South Korea (20%), Spain (21%), Mexico (22%), Russia (22%) and France (23%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Malaysia (43%, +8 pts.), India (59%, +4 pts.), Germany (62%, +4 pts.), Chile (50%, +4 pts.), Canada (46%, +4 pts.), Australia (45%, +4 pts.), Spain (21%, +3 pts.), Italy (18%, +3 pts.), Hungary (24%, +3 pts.), Mexico (22%, +2 pts.) and Turkey (29%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Israel (55%, -11 pts.), South Korea (20%, -8 pts.), the United States (50%, -8 pts.), Great Britain (28%, -7 pts.), Brazil (15%, -6 pts.), South Africa (16%, -4 pts.), Poland (35%, -3 pts.), Sweden (54%, -3 pts.), Belgium (34%, -2 pts.) and Peru (28%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (30%) Up One Point

The future outlook is up one point since last sounding, with nearly one third (30%) of global citizens surveyed in 28 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

Saudi Arabia (61%) is at the top of this assessment category again, followed by China (59%), Malaysia (57%), India (56%), Chile (55%), Peru (47%), Brazil (46%), Argentina (38%), Mexico (37%), Turkey (33%) and the United States (28%). France (9%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by Japan (12%), Great Britain (12%), Belgium (13%), Hungary (16%), Germany (16%), Australia (18%), Israel (19%), Sweden (20%), Canada (20%) and Russia (20%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Malaysia (57%, +31 pts.), Italy (21%, +11 pts.), Spain (27%, +10 pts.), Turkey (33%, +4 pts.), Sweden (20%, +4 pts.), Serbia (22%, +2 pts.), Mexico (37%, +2 pts.), Israel (19%, +2 pts.), Canada (20%, +2 pts.) and Russia (20%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: the United States (28%, -9 pts.), Brazil (46%, -8 pts.), Great Britain (12%, -7 pts.), South Korea (27%, -6 pts.), Peru (47%, -5 pts.), South Africa (22%, -3 pts.), France (9%, -2 pts.), Germany (16%, -2 pts.) and Australia (18%, -1 pts.).

The author(s)

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

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