Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Some Good News

Generally speaking, most people are supportive of capitalism:

The University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes has published the findings of a poll of 20 countries which shows that 61% of people in those countries agree with the statement “the free enterprise system and free market economy is the best system on which to base the future of the world.” 28% disagreed.

The following countries are the most sympathetic to the market economy:

The highest level of support was from China (74%) followed by the Philippines (73%), the US (71%), and India (70%).

So who was the least sympathetic:

Only 36% of French agree with the proposition while 50% disagree.

Typical. Also:

With the exception of Argentina (42% in favour), Russia (43%) and Turkey (47%) all other countries showed a 57% or higher degree of support for free enterprise.

I'm surprised Turkey shows so much skepticism.

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