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Optimistic in 2012?

January 5, 2012
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How optimistic are you about the global economy in 2012? E-News readers shared a mixed bag of responses.

How optimistic are you about the global economy in 2012?


Somewhat pessimistic: 43%

Somewhat optimistic: 32%

Pessimistic: 11%

Very optimistic: 7%

Neutral: 7%



“Depends who will be the president.”


“It all looks good from here!”


“Most signs indicate we have bounced off the bottom and we are headily slowly upwards. Unforeseen disasters or escalating uncertainty in the Middle East could put a wrench in things.”


“As long as the EU doesn’t explode and our politicians don't purposefully screw things up it will be a decent year.”


“I hope European economy strengthens and doesn’t drag down the recovery.”


“It depends on who is in charge.”


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