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Worldwide Barometer of the Financial Crisis - January 2009


WIN conducted the first wave of the WIN Crisis Index interviewing 14,555 respondents in 17 countries simultaneously. The objective of the survey is to evaluate the respondents’ perception of the financial crisis in their countries. The WIN Crisis Index will be conducted every 3 months. The countries of the G8: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, included in the 17 countries surveyed, are also included in each table. The same has been done for the countries known as BRIC: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

BVA conducted the survey in France.




Here are the broached themes :
  • Financial Forecasts: In the next 3 months, do you believe the economic situation in your country will be better, remain the same, or be worse?

  • Income Expectations: Over the next 12 months, do you expect your family income to increase, remain the same, or decrease?

  • The Real Estate Market: In general, do you believe it is a good or bad time to buy a house?

  • Trusting the Government: What is your level of trust in the government to manage the financial situation?

  • Stability of the Banks: What is your level of trust in the stability / solidity of the banks?

  • Stability of the Stock Market: What is your level of trust in the stability / solidity of the stock market?
3 groups based on their level of optimism
Based on the indicators we presented, the results of the International WIN Crisis Index allow us to divide the 17 countries into 3 groups based on their level of optimism. In alphabetical order, the surveyed countries are grouped as follows:


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