In the U.S., Denmark, Spain, Australia and Japan, men are more likely than women to rate the state of the economy positively, and in Germany, Sweden, Japan and South Korea, men are also more optimistic about the economy improving. In the U.S., 82% of those ages 18 to 29 say the current economic situation is bad, compared with 58% of those ages 50 and older. Younger Americans are also less likely than their older counterparts to expect improvements in the economic situation. In the Netherlands and South Korea, the opposite is true: Older people are more likely than younger people to say the current economic situation is bad. Younger South Koreans are generally more optimistic about a rebound than their older counterparts.