Support for a free-market economy, by country in 2014

This statistic shows public views in Europe and the United States as of 2014 as to whether respondents thought people were generally better off in a free market economy. 78 percent of respondents in South Korea agreed that people were generally better off living within a free-market economy.

Do you agree that most people are better off in a free market economy, even though some people are rich and some are poor?

DisagreeAgree
South Korea 20%78%
Germany 25%73%
U.S. 25%70%
Israel 26%68%
UK 28%65%
France 39%60%
Italy 31%57%
Greece 50%47%
Japan 51%47%
Spain51%45%
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Source

Release date

October 2014

Region

Europe, United States

Survey time period

March 17 to June 5, 2014.

Number of respondents

48,643 interviews in 44 countries

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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