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Icelanders More Pessimistic than Other Nations

By Iceland Review

Icelanders are clearly more pessimistic than other nations when asked about the economic outlook in the coming months, according to the results of an international survey on the impact the economic crisis has on the public in 22 different countries.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The survey, conducted by WIN – Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research, shows that in June 2009, 71 percent of Icelandic respondents believed the economic situation would worsen in the next three months, Fréttabladid reports.

The second most pessimistic nation was Germany—46 percent of German respondents believed the situation would continue to worsen.

Iceland and Brazil were the only nations where the number of those who stated the outlook remained bleak didn’t decrease between surveys—this was WIN’s third survey in a series of surveys of this nature.

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