The Economic Pulse of the World - November 2018

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

The Economic Pulse of the World - November 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 Unchanged: 46%

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

China (91%) remains at the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (87%), Germany (81%), India (71%), Sweden (70%), the United States (67%), Canada (62%), Australia (60%), Peru (60%), Israel (59%), Poland (58%) and Chile (56%). Argentina (12%) remains at the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by South Africa (15%), South Korea (17%), Spain (18%), Brazil (19%), France (21%), Italy (24%), Turkey (25%), Russia (29%), Hungary (31%), Japan (33%) and Mexico (33%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Sweden (70%, +6 pts.), Serbia (44%, +6 pts.), India (71%, +5 pts.), Italy (24%, +4 pts.), Brazil (19%, +4 pts.), Belgium (53%, +4 pts.) , Turkey (25%, +3 pts.), Canada (62%, +3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (87%, +2 pts.) and Mexico (33%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Australia (60%, -5 pts.), Spain (18%, -4 pts.), Israel (59%, -3 pts.), South Korea (17%, -3 pts.), France (21%, -2 pts.), Great Britain (43%, -2 pts.), Japan (33%, -2 pts.) and Russia (29%, -2 pts.).

Economic Pulse - National Economic Assessment - November 2018

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (36%) Unchanged

When asked to assess their local economy, over one third (36%) of those surveyed in 28 countries agree that the state of the current economy in their local area is ‘good’. The local economic assessment remains unchanged since last sounding.

China (81%) is the top country in the local assessment category again, followed by Saudi Arabia (67%), Germany (60%), Sweden (60%), Israel (59%), the United States (57%), India (54%), Chile (49%), Canada (48%) and Australia (44%). South Africa (11%) is the lowest ranked country this month, followed by Argentina (14%), Spain (15%), South Korea (17%), Serbia (17%), Japan (17%), France (18%), Russia (21%), Hungary (22%), Brazil (22%), Turkey (23%), Italy (24%) and Mexico (24%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Sweden (60%, +7 pts.), Peru (38%, +5 pts.), India (54%, +4 pts.), Poland (38%, +3 pts.), Italy (24%, +3 pts.), Brazil (22%, +3 pts.), Canada (48%, +3 pts.), Great Britain (34%, +2 pts.), Argentina (14%, +2 pts.) and the United States (57%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Russia (21%, -6 pts.), Malaysia (36%, -3 pts.), Chile (49%, -3 pts.), South Korea (17%, -3 pts.), Spain (15%, -2 pts.), France (18%, -2 pts.), Mexico (24%, -2 pts.), Israel (59%, -2 pts.), South Africa (11%, -2 pts.), Serbia (17%, -2 pts.) and Turkey (23%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (28%) Unchanged

The future outlook remain unchanged since last sounding, with over one quarter (27%) of global citizens surveyed in 28 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

China (74%) remains at the top of this assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (68%), Brazil (67%), India (54%), Peru (49%), Chile (49%), Mexico (39%), Argentina (35%), Malaysia (35%), the United States (32%) and Poland (27%). France (7%) has the lowest future outlook score this month again, followed by Belgium (8%), Sweden (10%), Japan (11%), Serbia (12%), Hungary (13%), Great Britain (14%), Russia (15%), Spain (15%) and Australia (16%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Brazil (67%, +9 pts.), the United States (32%, +5 pts.), India (54%, +4 pts.), Russia (15%, +3 pts.), Poland (27%, +3 pts.), Israel (18%, +3 pts.), Germany (18%, +3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (68%, +2 pts.), Malaysia (35%, +2 pts.), Great Britain (14%, +2 pts.) and Canada (20%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Mexico (39%, -10 pts.), Peru (49%, -6 pts.), Sweden (10%, -4 pts.), Belgium (8%, -3 pts.), South Korea (17%, -3 pts.), Argentina (35%, -2 pts.), Australia (16%, -2 pts.), China (74%, -2 pts.), Serbia (12%, -2 pts.) and Spain (15%, -2 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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