Poles upbeat about economy
PR dla Zagranicy
Poles rank among the top in the world in terms of optimism about the current state of the economy, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
The American think-tank said that almost a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, “the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression”, the economic mood around the world is improving.
Poland is in fourth place among developed countries in terms of citizens’ opinion about the state of the economy.
In first place, 87 percent of Dutch people say the economic situation is good, with 12 percent of the opposite opinion.
Germany came in second place with 86 percent and 13 percent respectively, and Sweden came in third (84 percent against 15 percent).
A total of 64 percent of Poles have a positive opinion about the state of the economy, against 31 percent who think otherwise.
“The recent rise in satisfaction with current economic conditions seems to have had an impact on optimism about the future in Poland in particular,” the Pew Research Center said in a statement.
“The share of Poles who think the economy is doing well has gone up 26 percentage points since 2015, and the proportion that believes the future will be better for the country’s children has risen 14 points.” (rg/pk)