Top 5 Most Economically Optimistic Countries

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Who's Weathering the Global Recession?

Scour the headlines of just about any major newspaper these days, and you're likely to come across a story on the global economic crisis plaguing so many developed and developing nations alike. Whether it's the debt crisis roiling Europe, or the ongoing calamity of poverty and famine throughout much of Africa, it's hard to shake the pervasive sense of economic doom. But buried under these headlines are glimmers of hope and optimism. Using data collected at different points throughout 2009 by our partners at Gallup, we decided to find out which five countries were the most optimistic about their own economic opportunity and potential at home. So which are the world's most economically optimistic countries? Global Top 5s is a monthly feature by powered by Gallup's worldwide research. Learn more at

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