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"Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children's future," the Pew Research Center reported on Friday. "Overall, Africans, along with Asians and Latin Americans, tend to express more positive views about economic conditions than do Europeans and Middle Easterners. Similarly, optimism for the next generation is higher in Africa, Asia, and Latin America."
The report, part of a 39-nation survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, also found that "by many measures the economic outlook is far more grim in other parts of the world. In particular, most Middle Eastern and European publics surveyed offer overwhelmingly gloomy assessments of their economic situations — less than 5% describe economic conditions as good in Spain, Italy, and Greece – and in both regions there is relatively little optimism about the next generation's economic prospects. In contrast, Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans tend to believe today's children will be better off financially than their parents. . . ."