The Economic Pulse of the World - November 2016

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 25 countries is down one point with 40% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

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  • Nik Samoylov Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Deeney Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Marketing & Communications Director, NA
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Global Average of National Economic Assessment Down One Point: 40%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 25 countries is down one point with 40% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

India (86%) remains at the top position in the national economic assessment category, followed by Saudi Arabia (82%), Germany (77%), China (76%), Sweden (66%), Peru (65%), Australia (60%), Canada (53%) and Israel (49%). Despite gaining two points since sounding, Brazil (9%) holds the lowest spot again, followed by South Korea (10%), Spain (13%), France (14%), Italy (14%), South Africa (15%), Hungary (17%), Mexico (20%) and Argentina (21%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Belgium (33%, +5 pts.), India (86%, +4 pts.), Mexico (20%, +3 pts.), France (14%, +3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (82%, +2 pts.), Germany (77%, +2 pts.), Australia (60%, +2 pts.), Sweden (66%, +1 pts.), Russia (29%, +1 pt.) and Argentina (21%, +1 pt.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Great Britain (41%, -9 pts.), South Korea (10%, -5 pts.), Turkey (45%, -5 pts.), Hungary (17%, -4 pts.), Israel (49%, -4 pts.), South Africa (15%, - 3 pts.), the United States (45%, -3 pts.) and Spain (13%, -2 pts.). 

National Economic Assessment - November 2016

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (30%) Down One Point

When asked to assess their local economy, nearly three in 10 (30%) of those surveyed in 25 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.

Israel (62%) takes over the top spot in the local assessment category, followed by China (61%), India (60%), Saudi Arabia (58%), Germany (56%), Sweden (54%), the United States (39%), Australia (38%), Canada (36%) and Peru (35%). South Korea (5%) is the lowest ranked country this month, followed by Mexico (11%), Japan (12%), Spain (14%), Italy (14%), Brazil (14%), Hungary (15%), Argentina (15%), South Africa (16%), France (17%) and Russia (18%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Israel (62%, +7 pts.), France (17%, +4 pts.), Germany (56%, +3 pts.), Italy (14%, +2 pts.), China (61%, +2 pts.), Canada (36%, +2 pts.) and Saudi Arabia (58%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: South Korea (5%, -9 pts.), Turkey (33%, -9 pts.), the United States (39%, -7 pts.), Poland (23%, -5 pts.), Sweden (54%, -5 pts.), Hungary (15%, -1 pts.), India (60%, -2 pts.) and Mexico (11%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (25%) Unchanged

The future outlook is unchanged since last month, with one quarter (25%) of global citizens surveyed in 25 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

India (66%) leads in this assessment category, followed by Peru (64%), Brazil (59%), Saudi Arabia (55%), Argentina (50%), China (49%), Turkey (32%), the United States (25%), Mexico (22%) Russia (19%) and Spain (18%). South Korea (5%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by France (6%) Belgium (8%), Italy (9%), Japan (9%), Hungary (9%), Sweden (11%), Great Britain (12%), Israel (13%) and South Africa (13%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Saudi Arabia (%, +7 pts.), Peru (64%, +4 pts.), India (66%, +4 pts.), Spain (18%, +3 pts.), Russia (19%, +2 pts.), Germany (15%, +2 pt.), Belgium (8%, +2 pts.), France (6%, +1 pt.), Canada (16%, +1 pt.) and Australia (15%, +1 pt.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: South Africa (13%, -9 pts.), Turkey (32%, -6 pts.), the United States (25%, -6 pts.), Mexico (22%, -5 pts.), China (49%, -4 pts.), South Korea (5%, -4 pts.), Poland (14%, -3 pts.), Hungary (9%, -2 pts.) and Japan (9%, -2 pts.).

The author(s)

  • Nik Samoylov Public Affairs, US
  • Chris Deeney Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Marketing & Communications Director, NA

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