By country, it is Saudi Arabian citizens who are most positive of all, with 79% saying their economy is in a “good”state. This is followed by Sweden (72%) and Canada. As Mark Carney prepares to leave for London, 68% of Canadians give their economy a positive bill of health.
Simon Atkinson, Assistant Chief Executive at Ipsos MORI said:
“For anyone sitting in London, Paris, Madrid or Rome, this is a truly dreary set of results. Economic confidence has flatlined at a very low level, with consumers showing few signs that they think things will change any time soon.”
Technical noteGlobal @dvisor is a monthly online survey conducted by Ipsos via the Ipsos Online Panel system in 24 countries around the world. For the results of the survey presented herein, an international sample of 18,713 adults age 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed. Approximately 1000+ individuals participated on a country by country basis via the Ipsos Online Panel with the exception of Argentina, Belgium, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey, where each have a sample approximately 500+. This latest wave also includes interviews in Denmark and Kenya. The survey was conducted between 2nd and 16th October, 2012. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to the most recent country Census data, and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. Core findings from the survey can be found in the attached slides.
EVENT | The Future of Fats, Sugar and the Obesity Crisis
It can be easy to forget, but the world is facing more than one pandemic. Thirty-nine percent of the global population is overweight. In the UK, that figure is even higher: 67% of adults are overweight. But what makes this crisis so hard to tackle?