By the Numbers
Published Apr 11, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Apr 20, 2009
A WorldPublicOpinion.org poll on the impact of the financial crisis on families shows that citizens in developing economies are feeling the worst pinch from restricted credit—and that high food prices are worrying one and all:
100 Percentage of polled countries where a majority of people say rising food costs have negatively affected them
37 Percentage where a majority say tight credit has hurt them. Mexico is worst off, with 91 percent reporting this.
71 Percentage where a majority say the crisis has hit them “a fair amount.” The least affected? Germany (29 percent).
42 Percentage where a majority expect things to improve within a year. The most optimistic: Indonesia and China.
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