PARIS - French people are feeling more confident about the economy than two months ago, partly in response to stimulus measures agreed at last week's G20 summit of world leaders, a survey showed on Wednesday.
Leaders at the summit in London hammered out a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global economic crisis.
Some 44 percent of participants in the poll believe the results of the summit will have a positive impact on the global economy, according to the survey of about 1,000 people commissioned by newspaper La Tribune.
Six percent expect the summit deal to have a negative effect, and 30 percent believe it will have no impact.
The poll's confidence index, which measures the gap between optimists and pessimists, improved to -37 in April from -58 in February, when the last survey was conducted.
Evidently, the French were impressed by the result of the summit, by the great confidence displayed in the media, the newspaper quoted Gael Sliman, head of BVA Opinion which conducted the poll, as saying.
The telephone poll took place on April 3 and 4, just after the summit was held in London.