Very interesting numbers from the World Economic Forum from a poll they did last October. The polling firms involved surveyed 25 countries and asked how many were happy with the direction of their country. Only 8 countries had 50% or more of their people saying there were happy with their country’s direction. In other words the majority of people in these twenty five countries are unhappy with the direction their country is taking—actually it averages to 63%.
Who are most unhappy with their country’s direction:
Mexico , France, Sothe Korea,South Africa and Brazil
Who are most happy with their country’s direction?
China, Saudia Arabia, India, Russia, and Argentina.
So , I guess we should not be surprised when we see or read about unease or turbulence in many countries.
I am sure there are many who would point to the fact that most of those happy countries are ones that are undemocratic and hence question the validity of the numbers. But there you have it for whatever it’s worth.