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Australian attitudes represent middle ground on lingering economic effects of pandemic

Our July COVID-19 Consumer Pulse surveys showed Australian consumers to be the most evenly distributed of any country in their attitudes about the economy. Sixty percent are unsure about an economic recovery, believing the pandemic’s economic effects will linger for six to 12 months or more, while 20 percent each are more optimistic or more pessimistic.

Australia is relatively less optimistic than the US and China, but more optimistic than most European countries.
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To read the article, see “Australia’s next normal: The cautious consumer,” August 13, 2020.