Lat­vians are not too op­ti­mistic about 2017

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43% of Lat­vian res­i­dents ex­pect the next year to be bet­ter for them per­son­ally. 26% ex­pect 2017 to be more ben­e­fi­cial to Latvia as a whole. 17% of res­i­dents view 2016 as a good year. 24% of re­spon­dents said 2016 was worse than the last. 55% said it was the same as the last.

Th­ese re­sults are worse than those from 2015. Last year, 22% of re­spon­dents pro­vided pos­i­tive re­sponses to ques­tions re­gard­ing ex­pec­ta­tions for the next year. 15% said the pre­vi­ous year was worse than the one be­fore it (24% this year), ac­cord­ing to data from the study per­formed by SKDS.

His­tor­i­cally speak­ing, the worst study re­sults in Latvia were reg­is­tered in 2009, when 4% of res­i­dents as­sessed the year as bet­ter than the pre­vi­ous one and 79% viewed it as worse.

Res­i­dents’ pre­dic­tions for the next year turned out less op­ti­mistic when com­pared with out­looks for pre­vi­ous years.

26% of res­i­dents ex­pect the next year to turn out bet­ter than the last, 16% ex­pect it to be worse and 43% ex­pect it to be the same as 2016.

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