Apr 21, 2020 / 12:04

Vietnamese people most optimistic about post-pandemic economic recovery: Survey

The Hanoitimes - A majority of people in 10 of the 15 countries polled by Ipsos disagree that the economy will recover quickly once the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown is lifted, suggesting a lasting impact.

Vietnamese people are the most optimistic about the prospects for economic recovery, with 80% saying the economy will quickly recover after social distancing ends, according to a global survey conducted by market research firm Ipsos.

 

In addition to Vietnam, those in China (68%) and India (63%) expect a quick recovery will take place.

Meanwhile, a majority of people in 10 of the 15 countries polled by Ipsos disagree that the economy will recover quickly once the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown is over, suggesting a lasting impact.

The majority of citizens in Spain (76%), France (72%), Italy (68%), the UK (67%), Russia (64%), Japan (64%), and Canada (62%) feel most pessimistic about a quick economic recovery the a survey conducted from April 9 to 12.

At the same time, one of the countries most divided on this question is the world’s largest economy – the US  ̶  with nearly half of those surveyed (49%) disagreeing on a quick recovery, while 43% think it will happen.

 

In terms of actions taken, majorities in India (56%), Brazil and Germany (54%) say all of the restrictions on travel and mandates for self-isolation will not stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. That compares with majorities in China (63%), Australia (59%), Italy and Canada (58%), Spain (57%), the UK, and Vietnam (54%) and France (51%) who think the restrictions do work.

Ipsos survey conducted on the Global Advisor online platform among 28,000 adults aged 18-74 in Canada and the United States and 16-74 in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam and the UK.

As of April 20, Vietnam has reported no new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row with the total infections of 268 and no deaths.