The Economic Pulse of the World - November 2017

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries remains unchanged this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

The Economic Pulse of the World - November 2017

Global Average of National Economic Assessment Unchanged: 47%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries remains unchanged this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Regaining all points lost last wave, China (87%) has the top spot in the national economic assessment category again this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (80%), Germany (80%), India (76%), Sweden (75%), Canada (68%), Peru (61%), Australia (60%), the United States (60%) and Israel (57%). Brazil (11%) is at  the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by South Africa (15%), Italy (17%), France (25%), Spain (26%), South Korea (27%), Hungary (27%), Mexico (27%) and Serbia (33%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Serbia (33%, +8 pts.), Russia (44%, +8 pts.), South Africa (15%, +5 pts.), Argentina (38%, +4 pts.), China (87%, +3 pts.), South Korea (27%, +2 pts.), India (76%, +2 pts.), Belgium (53%, +2 pts.), Japan (40%, +1 pts.) and Canada (68%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Poland (49%, -11 pts.), Australia (60%, -9 pts.), Turkey (36%, -4 pts.), Saudi Arabia (80%, -3 pts.), Sweden (75%, -3 pts.), the United States (60%, -3 pts.), Brazil (11%, -2 pts.), Peru (61%, -2 pts.) and Spain (26%, -2 pts.).

National Economic Assessment - December 2017

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (34%) Down One Point

When asked to assess their local economy, over one third (34%) of those surveyed in 26 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 (73%) is the top country in the local assessment category, followed by Sweden (63%), Germany (58%), Saudi Arabia (57%), India (54%), Israel (51%), the United States (49%), Canada (44%), Australia (40%) Peru (36%) and Poland (36%). Serbia (11%) is the lowest ranked country again in this category this month, followed by South Africa (14%), Italy (16%), Brazil (16%), Japan (20%), France (20%), Hungary (20%), South Korea (21%), Spain (22%) and Mexico (23%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Turkey (31%, +5 pts.), Russia (29%, +4 pts.), China (73%, +4 pts.), South Africa (14%, +3 pts.), Japan (20%, +3 pts.) and Italy (16%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Australia (40%, -10 pts.), Israel (51%, -5 pts.), the United States (49%, -5 pts.), Hungary (20%, -4 pts.), Germany (58%, -3 pts.), India (54%, -3 pts.), Poland (36%, -3 pts.), Belgium (32%, -2 pts.) and Brazil (16%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (28%) Down One Point

The future outlook is down one point since last sounding, with over one quarter (28%) of global citizens surveyed in 26 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

China (64%) takes the lead at the top of this assessment category, followed by India (56%), Saudi Arabia (56%), Brazil (51%), Argentina (51%), Peru (49%), the United States (33%), Sweden (31%) and Mexico (30%). Great Britain (10%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by France (10%), South Africa (11%), Italy (12%), Hungary (12%), Israel (15%), Japan (15%), Serbia (16%), Belgium (18%), Spain (20%), Australia (21%) and Canada (23%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Israel (15%, +5 pts.), China (64%, +5 pts.), Sweden (31%, +4 pts.), Belgium (18%, +4 pts.), Poland (27%, +3 pts.), Turkey (27%, +2 pts.), South Korea (24%, +2 pts.) and Japan (15%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Australia (21%, -6 pts.), Brazil (51%, -6 pts.), India (56%, -6 pts.), Russia (25%, -5 pts.), France (10%, -4 pts.), Argentina (51%, -3 pts.), Great Britain (10%, -3 pts.), Peru (49%, -3 pts.), South Africa (11%, -3 pts.), Germany (24%, -2 pts.), Hungary (12%, -2 pts.) and Spain (20%, -2 pts.).