Insight of the Week: Support for the Free-Market Remains High

Most people agree that the free-market economic system is best for the future of the world, a view that has grown steadily since the Great Recession but has started to wane over the past few years.

People in emerging markets are more optimistic about the free-market system than those in OECD countries. Younger people are also more enthusiastic.​

Europeans, especially the French, express the weakest support for free-market capitalism.

Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 ​(survey of 30,000 people in the general public in July 2021)​