Latvians are not too optimistic about 2017
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.