Ipsos Global @dvisory: The Economic Pulse of the World

Citizens in 24 Countries Assess the Current State of their Country's Economy for a Total Global Perspective

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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 18,829 recent interviews in 24 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 19 (G@19), an Ipsos survey conducted between March 2nd and March 14th. Interviews were completed prior to the first earthquake in Japan.

The survey instrument is conducted monthly in 24 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. The countries reporting herein are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America.

For the results of the survey presented herein, an international sample of 18,829 adults aged 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed. Approximately 1000+ individuals participated on a country by country basis via the Ipsos Online Panel with the exception of Argentina, Belgium, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey, where each have a sample approximately 500+.

Weighting was employed to balance demographics and ensure the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to the most recent country Census data available and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of +/-3.1 percentage points for a sample of 1,000 and an estimated margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points for a sample of 500. 19 times out of 20 per country of what the results would have been had the entire population of adults in that country had been polled.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

John Wright
SVP & Managing Director, Public Opinion Polling
Ipsos Public Affairs
416.324.2002
john.wright@ipsos.com

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Ipsos Global @dvisory: The Economic Pulse of the World

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Senior Vice President / Première Vice-président
Global @dvisor
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