35% of the world’s population is hopeful about economic prospects in 2013, while 28% expect it to be worse; 29% expect no change from the previous year while 8% were unable to give an answer, according to the a WIN-Gallup International poll.
Global economic gloom is subsiding worldwide and net global economic hope was 2% on New Year’s Eve in 2010; it declined to -2% in 2011 but rose notably to 7% in 2012. This positive change is mainly due to resurgence of hope in India and China. In North America it has also improved from -25% to -12%. Nevertheless, Western Europe has slightly declined from -46% a year ago to -48%.
Source: Ask Afrika
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