A research based on a massive BVA-Gallup poll published on French newspaper Le Parisien Monday finds that the Vietnamese are the most optimistic about economic outlook while France is the most pessimistic nation.
Youths join in a Countdown Party in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on 2010 New year's Eve Photo: Tuoi Tre
More than 70 percent of the Vietnamese people joining the survey believe that 2011 will be a year of economic prosperity for their country.
Meanwhile, 67 pct of the French believe that the number of unemployed will increase sharply in 2011.
On average, 49 pct of those interviewed in the survey believe that 2011 will be a year of economic prosperity.
The majority of Brazilians (61pct) believe in their job stability, slightly higher than last year’s 54pct and similar to the rest of the world (62pct).
In contrast, in the world’s most developed economies, the perception is one of economic disappointment. Among the 82,000 people interviewed in the G7 – USA, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan – only 17pct on average believed in prosperity for 2011 and 41pct think the situation will stay the same.
The most surprising thing is that Nigerian and Afghanistan people are more optimistic than the US.
Regardless of political problems, poverty, and corruption, Nigerians still believe in a prosperous future, according to Le Parisien.
The survey was conducted on every continent between October and December. Its margin of error is 3-5pct.