Brazil: public opinion on improvement of state of economy in 2018

During a 2018 survey, practically two out of three Brazilian respondents stated that the economy of Brazil was worse or much worse in comparison to the previous year. Approximately 19.1 percent of the Brazilian people surveyed said the state of the economy remained the same, while less than 15 percent deemed it to be better or much better than one year before.

Moreover, more than 60 percent of respondents in Brazil claimed that the country's economy was in a bad or very bad state.

Perceptions on the state of the economy compared to the previous year in Brazil in 2018

Share of respondents
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Release date

November 2018


Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

June 15 to August 2, 2018

Number of respondents

1,204 respondents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

During the survey, the following question was posed: "¿Considera Ud. que la situación económica actual del país está mucho mejor, un poco mejor, igual, un poco peor, o mucho peor que hace doce meses?".
The wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
The source does not specify the age of respondents.

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