Although the financial crisis is striking the world, a new research released on December 5th 2008 by Datafolha indicate that Brazilians have a positive outlook for 2009. The poll point out that 78% of the population believe that their life will improve next year, while only 3% think the opposite will happen. The same trend can be identified when surveyed people were asked about they think about situation of the country as a whole.
President Lula’s approval rating has increased to the remarkable index of 70%, beating his own record of 64% approval. These results were released simultaneously to OECD’s Composite Leading indicators (CLI), which shows that Brazil was the only country among the world’s major economies that did not suffer a strong slowdown, and will probably not experience a strong deceleration on the next six months. For the full report, click here.
Source: Folha Online