Ipsos Global @dvisory: The Economic Pulse of the World (May 2014)

Citizens in 25 Countries Assess the Current State of their Country’s Economy for a Total Global Perspective

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Washington, DC - A major analysis of world public opinion was released today by Ipsos— one of the world’s largest market and opinion research companies. The report, titled “Ipsos Global @dvisory: The Economic Pulse of the World” is based on 19,605 recent interviews in 25 countries around the world. The report examines citizens' assessment of current state of their country's economy for a total global perspective. The full report is free of charge and may be downloaded by clicking the link to the right.

These are the findings of the Global @dvisor Wave 56 (G@56), an Ipsos survey conducted between April 1 and April 15, 2014.

The survey instrument Global @dvisor is conducted monthly in 24 countries via the Ipsos Online Panel system. A 25th country, Egypt, was conducted via CATI (telephone) methodology.

For the results of the survey herein, an total sample of 19,605 adults age 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries, was interviewed between April 1st to April 15th 2014. Approximately 1000+ individuals were surveyed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America. Approximately 500+ individuals were surveyed in Argentina, Belgium, Hungary, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey.

The results reported include n=560 in Egypt, a 25th country included in the Global Economic Pulse, conducted April 20th-27th.. The sample in Egypt was conducted via CATI (telephone) methodology and has a margin of error of +/- 4.1% points, 19 times out of 20.

In addition to above mentioned sample, the results in this report include n=509 fielded in the Republic of Ireland. The sample in Ireland was conducted via online methodology and has a margin of error of +/- 4.3% points, 19 times out of 20.

In countries where internet penetration is approximately 60% or higher the data output is comparable the general population. Of the 24 countries surveyed online, 15 yield results that are balanced to reflect the general population: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. The nine remaining countries surveyed –Brazil (45.6% Internet penetration among the citizenry), China (41%), India (11.4%), Indonesia (22.1%), Mexico (36.5%), Russia (47.7%), Saudi Arabia (49%), South Africa (17.4%) and Turkey (45.7%)—have lower levels of connectivity therefore are not reflective of the general population; however, the online sample in these countries are particularly valuable in their own right as they are more urban/educated/income than their fellow citizens and are often referred to as “Upper Deck Consumer Citizens”.

The precision of Ipsos online polls are calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points and of 500 accurate to +/- 5.0 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit the Ipsos website.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Julia Clark
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com

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Ipsos Global @dvisory: The Economic Pulse of the World (May 2014)

Contact

Julia Clark
Senior Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com