The global average economic assessment, based on the citizens of 24 countries polled by Ipsos, slips back a point from 42% to 41% but continuing its normal and quite rhythmic pendulum swing. The slowly but surely recovery can be charted: over the past 12 months, the global aggregate assessment has risen 3 points.
Hungary is among those countries where citizens have experienced a decline in the assessment of their economy since October: the sentiment index is six points behind. Only 7% of the Hungarian respondents said the current economic situation in their country could be described as very good or somewhat good, way below even the European average. (BBJ)