Even as Pandemic Endures, Economic Attitudes Improve in Many Nations

 Even as Pandemic Endures, Economic Attitudes Improve in Many Nations
Shoppers return to the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, on July 7, 2021, after the city announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions. (William West/AFP via Getty Images)

This analysis focuses on views of the economy and the financial futures of the next generation in 17 advanced economies around the world. For non-U.S. data, the report draws on nationally representative Pew Research Center surveys of 16,254 adults from March 12 to May 26, 2021, in 16 publics. All surveys were conducted over the phone with adults in Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

In the United States, we surveyed 2,596 U.S. adults from Feb. 1 to 7, 2021. Everyone who took part in the U.S. survey is a member of the Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP), an online survey panel that is recruited through…

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