CHART: International Public Opinion on Capitalism
The chart above is from today's online version of The Economist, showing an international comparison of public opinion on the free market, with some interesting results:
1. Brazil ranks #1 for responding "strongly agree" that the free-market system is the best, and Germany ranks #1 for "strongly or somewhat agree."
2. Germany, Brazil, China and Italy are rank higher than the U.S. for the top two most favorable responses.
3. Citizens of Germany and Italy view free-markets more favorably than the Brits, and a lot more favorably than the French.
4. Japan ranks lowest for the most favorable response (strongly agree).