Impact of Government Shutdown in the US
As per Gallup, now the most important problem faced by the US is a dysfunctional government (33% think so) and not the economy in general (at 19%). The other top problems are unemployment or jobs, federal debt/deficit, healthcare issues.
According to a survey conducted by Gallup in 7 Eurozone nations, people do not have faith in their financial institutions (such as banks). The highest confidence shown was by Portuguese people 40%. The other countries just follow - Germany 37%, Greece 17%, Spain 11%, Cyprus 11 %
Sneak peak at Germany results:
- - 88% of Germans are satisfied with their standard of living
- - 85% think that by working hard they can get ahead in life
Link to details for Germany http://www.gallup.com/poll/152609/germans-economic-positivity-holds-eurozone-crisis.aspx