Economies of Emerging Markets Better Rated During Difficult Times: Global Downturn Takes Heavy Toll; Inequality Seen as Rising

Economies of Emerging Markets Better Rated During Difficult Times: Global Downturn Takes Heavy Toll; Inequality Seen as Rising. Pew Research Global Attitudes Project. May 23, 2013.

Publics around the world are decidedly unhappy about their nations’ economies. Most are displeased with current economic conditions and concerned about rising economic inequality; few are optimistic about the coming year. However, at the same time, most global publics say their personal finances are in better shape than their national economies, according to a new 39-nation survey. But one of the most striking divides in global economic attitudes is that citizens of emerging market countries are overall more pleased with their economies than are people in advanced or developing economies. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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