36 percent of people in the world think that 2022 will be a better year than the farewell year. On the other hand, 28 percent of people fear a worse year than before.
The data came from a survey by world-renowned survey firm Gallup International. How good will the new year be? How optimistic are the people of different countries? Gallup International, a world-renowned survey organization, conducts a survey every year.
This time people from 44 countries took part in the survey. Among them, Indonesians are the most optimistic about 2022. Only 6 percent of the country’s citizens expect the new year to be better than last year. Indonesia is followed by Albania (60%), Nigeria (8%), Azerbaijan (72%) and Vietnam (59%).
Afghans, on the other hand, are the most frustrated with the new year. Fifty-six percent of the country’s population fears another bad year. They are followed by Turkey (56%), Bulgaria (47%), Poland (48%), Czech Republic (45%) and Pakistan (41%).
Gallup has also created a Hope Index based on scores by combining the answers to their various questions. The Indonesians (+82) are the most optimistic people in the world. It is followed by Albania (65+), Azerbaijan (+53), Nigeria (+51), Mexico (+46) and Vietnam (+47). On the other hand, the most frustrated are the people of Turkey (-34), Bulgaria (-34), Afghanistan (-32), Poland (-30) and the Czech Republic (-25).
Kancho Stoichev, president of Gallup International, spoke to German-based Deutsche Welle about the survey. Gallup surveyed the future, but said: “One thing we can say for sure is that we do not know our future, although we often think we can do it.”
He thinks that the crisis that has gone through in 2021 has left its mark on the survey this time. “Global public opinion is concerned about economic prospects and fears of a more severe crisis,” Kancho said. This issue is being noticed more in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe. Two-thirds of the people there are worried about something bad. The past year has been positive for them in terms of unprecedented economic stimulus at the personal and business levels, in other words man has been able to contain a limited range of human frustration. But (the results of the survey) it seems that there is still a long way to go. “
Gallup has been selecting the happiest countries in the world for the last 40 years. Although people in wealthy countries are generally considered happy, their survey paints a different picture. “There is no happier country on the list of richest or most developed countries,” said Kancho. This year has been the first such in Colombia. In general, the countries with the youngest population are the ones that are ahead in this ranking. In rich countries, there are usually more elderly and unhappy people. ” Depending on the differences in culture, mentality and tradition and reforms in different countries, who is more and who is less happy.
Compared to the last few years, the Germans are less optimistic about the new year. Only 32 percent of the country’s people are positive about 2022. In terms of people’s personal happiness, their position is below that of developed countries like Japan and the United States.
“According to the survey, Germans are in some cases not bored, tired or confident,” Kancho said. Lockdown, vaccinations, uncertainty over the formation of a new government, the slowdown in Europe, the West’s conflict with Russia and China could all be the cause. “
He said that by conducting surveys around the world, Gallup does not try to find out the personal expressions or likes and dislikes of the people, but tries to bring out the thoughts of the people.