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

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.
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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%
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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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.
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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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