The Inhabitants of Seven Countries Describe the Economic Situation of their Countries

The inhabitants of the surveyed countries do not expect any significant economic changes both for the better or worse before the beginning of the next year. Approximately half of Poles, Hungarians and Russians and approximately two fifths of Czechs, Slovaks and Bulgarians envisage economic stagnation. Those who are most enthusiastic about their future are Hungarians – almost one third of them (31%) envisage a positive development and only eight percent a negative development.

A similarly large group of optimists was detected in Romania (33%) – which is however counterbalanced by approximately a quarter (27%) of sceptics.