Brazilians are divided over whether the country is on the right path, says Ipsos

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Research carried out by the institute in March this year shows that respondents are concerned about security, poverty and health in the country

Research by the Ipsos Institute shows that Brazilians are divided when asked whether the country is heading in the right direction. The data from “What Worries the World?” (What worries the world?, in Portuguese) for the month of March, were published last Monday (25.mar.2024).

According to the survey, which interviewed 1,000 people in Brazil, 51% of those interviewed say that the country is heading in the right direction, while 41% think the opposite. The result, therefore, presents a tie situation within the margin of error of 3 percentage points. Here is the full document (PDF – 2 MB).

Based on the results, the interviews show that Brazil has been losing its positive evaluation. In August 2023, for example, 60% saw the country on the right path.

The research also highlights the main problems that people worry most about in their country of origin. In the case of Brazil, crime is the most worrying with 44% of mentions, followed by poverty with 39% and health (37%). At the time of the interview, more than 1 item can be mentioned.

When asked about inflation, 21% of Brazilians pointed to this problem as the country’s main problem. The institute, however, does not interview people with a low level of education or from outside urban centers, which may exclude more vulnerable populations from this survey.

The institute carries out research on political and social issues in 29 interviewed countries, they are:

  • Australia;
  • Germany;
  • Argentina;
  • Australia;
  • Belgium;
  • Brazil;
  • Canada;
  • Chile;
  • Colombia;
  • U.S;
  • Spain;
  • France;
  • Great Britain;
  • Hungary;
  • India;
  • Indonesia;
  • Israel;
  • Italy;
  • Japan;
  • Malaysia;
  • Mexico;
  • Netherlands;
  • Peru;
  • Poland;
  • Singapore;
  • South Africa;
  • South Korea;
  • Thailand;
  • Türkiye.


The article is in Portuguese

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