The FINANCIAL — Optimistic about the New Year? This and other questions asked in 25 countries around the world in this latest Global @dvisor poll.
Looking back at the past year
Half (51%) of global respondents agree that 2016 was a bad year for them and their families. The most dissatisfied with the outgoing year are the citizens of Brazil (67%), South Africa (63%), Turkey (61%), Chile (61%), Argentina (59%) and Italy (57%). A much better view of the outgoing year is held by those from China (35%), Japan (38%), Sweden (38%), Great Britain (43%), Colombia (44%), Poland (44%) and Peru (45%).
Optimism for 2017
Most people around the world are optimistic that 2017 will be better than 2016. The least optimistic are respondents in France (52%) and Japan (54%), where only slightly over half of the respondents agree that 2017 will be better.
Future economic outlook
Only half (54%) of respondents in 25 countries agree that the global economy will be stronger in 2017 than it was in 2016. European citizens are the most pessimistic, with those from France (28%) and Belgium (32%) in particular. On the contrary, the citizens of India (85%) and China (82%) have high hopes for their countries’ economies in the upcoming year.
Things to do in 2017
Majority (41%) of global respondents say they want to improve their financial situation in 2017
One in five (20%) say they want to improve their health in 2017
18% of global respondents say they would like to spend more time with their friends and family in 2017
Only a small minority (14%) say they want to travel to other countries in 2017