Fact Tank Jun. 21, 2013

Dissatisfaction in Brazil, Despite Positive Views of the Economy

The recent protests in Brazil reflect dissatisfaction that is, at least in part, the result of a large gap between what the public considers top priorities for the country and perceptions of how well these priorities are met.

Fact Tank Jun. 14, 2013

G8 leaders must play to differing public expectations on economy

When the leaders of the G8 countries gather June 17 and 18 in Northern Ireland for their annual tête-à-tête, their economic dialogue will largely be a tale of woe: poor economic performance that has severely eroded public economic confidence in most of their countries. But individual leaders face contrasting challenges. There are growing public expectations, especially […]

Fact Tank Jun. 4, 2013

The Mediterranean: Go for the beaches, not the mood

The Mediterranean is a sea of misery, according to the Pew Research Center’s recent report on global economic trends. Nations ringing the Mediterranean consistently rank at or near the top of multiple measures of pessimism in the 39-country survey. And, in what should surprise exactly no one, Greece has by far the bleakest outlook, topping […]

Pew Research Center Jun. 3, 2013

Mapping Mediterranean Misery

The closer the country is to the outer edge of the spider graph, the more negative its attitudes are; the closer it is to the center of the graph, the more positive its attitudes are. To see more countries, select in the legend below.

Fact Tank May. 31, 2013

Europe’s unemployment conundrum

Continued high unemployment in Europe is fueling the debate over whether it is now time to stimulate the economy to spur job creation or to continue fiscal retrenchment to cut public debt.

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Global May. 23, 2013

Quiz: Global Econ Quiz

Test how much you know about economic attitudes in the world with this quiz.

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Global May. 23, 2013

Data: Advanced Economies Report Lowest Deprivation

While people in advanced economies are most bearish about their economic situation, they report very low levels of deprivation relative to others around the world.

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Global May. 23, 2013

Map: Economic Attitudes Across 39 Countries

Publics around the world are decidedly unhappy about their nations’ economies. However, citizens of emerging market countries are overall more pleased with their economies than are people in advanced or developing economies.

Global May. 23, 2013

Emerging Markets Better Rated During Difficult Times

Citizens of emerging market countries are happier with their economies than are people in advanced or developing economies.

Pew Research Center May. 16, 2013

Despite Public Fears, European Inflation Remains Tame

Although a Pew Research Center survey found concern in European Union countries about rising prices, the European statistical agency said the EU’s annual inflation rate in April was 1.4%, down from a rate of 2.7% in April 2012.