Most around the world back stimulus


In a huge poll of 22,158 people around the world, the BBC found broad support for government stimulus actions. According to the study, "In the 20 countries polled, 60% backed more spending to boost the economy."

The countries happiest with their government's efforts included China, which scored an 88% approval rating, Australia 68%, Egypt 63%, Brazil 59% and Canada 57%. The figure in the US, however, was only 48%.

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