Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 30-Jan-20
A special Roy Morgan survey conducted in Australia in conjunction with the Gallup International Association survey in 47 countries world-wide finds that Australia is one of the least confident countries in the world about 2020. Only 12% of Australians (down 32% points on a year ago) expect 2020 will be a ‘better year’ than 2019, which is equal 43rd with South Korea of the 47 countries surveyed. Australia is more positive about 2020 than only three countries – Italy (11%), Jordan (7%) and Lebanon (5%). Australia’s traditional allies the US and the UK fare significantly better with their views of 2020. A plurality of 43% of Americans says 2020 will be better than 2019, while a third of Britons (33%) expect 2020 will be better. There are 10 countries for which a majority of respondents expect 2020 will be a ‘better’ year than 2019, led by Nigeria (73%), Peru and Albania (both 70%). Conversely, a 30-year high of 40% of Australians (up 26% points from a year ago) expect 2020 will be a ‘worse year’ than 2019.
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, GALLUP INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION