Monster-GfK International Survey: Industrious And Resilient Economies (Graphic: Business Wire)

Monster.com, the leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), and GfK, an independent global market research company, today released new international survey data looking at country-level economic and labor-related competitive spirit. More than 8,000 respondents in seven countries responded to a number of questions, including how well the word industrious (meaning hard-working, innovative and constantly creating new ideas/ products) described the workforces of several international markets. The international rankings placed the U.S. in third place after China and Germany.

INDUSTRIOUSNESS RANKING

1. China2. Germany3. U.S.4. Canada5. India6. UK7. Netherlands8. France

A closer look at the U.S.-specific responses revealed just how much some other countries consider Americans to be industrious:
PERCENT RESPONSE OF U.S. AS INDUSTRIOUS
-- India:       85%
-- Canada: 74%
-- France: 71%
-- The Netherlands: 69%
-- UK: 67%
-- Germany: 50%
 

When looking at which countries Americans think are hard-working, respondents report their own nation the most industrious with 80% indicating that they think American workers are innovative and creative. Americans then rated China (71%), Canada (70%) and Germany (70%) as the next most industrious nations, followed by the UK, which two thirds (66%) of Americans consider industrious.

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