The Economic Pulse of the World - September 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 - September 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 (85%) remains at the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (80%), Germany (80%), India (78%), Sweden (70%), the United States (65%) Peru (62%), Australia (61%), Canada (60%), Malaysia (60%), Israel (59%), Chile (52%) and Poland (52%). Argentina (12%) remains at the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by Brazil (15%), South Africa (15%), South Korea (17%), Italy (21%), Spain (21%),  France (24%), Hungary (30%), Turkey (31%), Mexico (32%) and Russia (32%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Peru (62%, +7 pts.), Japan (41%, +6 pts.), Mexico (32%, +4 pts.), Malaysia (60%, +3 pts.), Canada (60%, +3 pts.), India (78%, +2 pts.) and Germany (80%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Belgium (50%, -8 pts.), Turkey (31%, -8 pts.), Spain (21%, -6 pts.), China (85%, -5 pts.), Italy (21%, -4 pts.), Saudi Arabia (80%, -3 pts.), South Korea (17%, -5 pts.), Australia (61%, -2 pts.), Israel (59%, -2 pts.) and South Africa (15%, -2 pts.).

National Economic Assessment September 2018

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Unchanged

For a third month in a row, 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.

Despite losing points since last sounding, China (76%) is the top country in the local assessment category again, followed by Saudi Arabia (64%), Israel (60%), Germany (59%), India (59%), the United States (56%), Sweden (53%), Chile (51%) Canada (44%) and Malaysia (43%). Argentina (12%) is the lowest ranked country this month, followed by South Africa (13%), Serbia (16%), Brazil (16%), Spain (19%),  (South Korea (19%), Japan (19%), Hungary (19%), Russia (20%), Italy (20%), France (21%), Mexico (26%) and Turkey (29%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Saudi Arabia (64%, +7 pts.), Malaysia (43%, +6 pts.), Chile (51%, +6 pts.), India (59%, +4 pts.), Mexico (26%, +3 pts.), Great Britain (32%, +3 pts.), the United States (56%, +2 pts.), Spain (19%, +2 pts.), South Korea (19%, +2 pts.) and Poland (37%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Belgium (30%, -7 pts.), Argentina (12%, -6 pts.), China (76%, -6 pts.), South Africa (13%, -4 pts.), Brazil (16%, -3 pts.), Sweden (53%, -3 pts.), Turkey (29%, -3 pts.), Canada (44%, -2 pts.) and South Korea (19%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (27%) Down Two Points

The future outlook is down two points 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 (65%) remains at the top of this assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (59%), India (56%), Peru (51%), Chile (51%), Brazil (49%), Mexico (47%), Malaysia (39%), Argentina (33%), the United States (29%) and Turkey (25%). France (9%) has the lowest future outlook score this month again, followed by Belgium (8%), Great Britain (10%), Russia (13%), Israel (13%), Japan (15%), Serbia (15%), Canada (1415%), South Korea (16%) and Australia (16%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Sweden (23%, +7 pts.), Chile (51%, +6 pts.), Hungary (19%, +5 pts.), Japan (15%, +4 pts.), South Korea (16%, +2 pts.), Saudi Arabia (59%, +1 pts.) and Malaysia (39%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Turkey (25%, -11 pts.), China (65%, -7 pts.), Belgium (8%, -6 pts.), Mexico (47%, -6 pts.), Canada (15%, -5 pts.), Serbia (15%, -5 pts.), Israel (13%, -4 pts.), Australia (16%, -3 pts.), Russia (13%, -5 pts.), South Africa (17%, -3 pts.) and the United States (29%, -3 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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