Sunday, January 01, 2017

Most Think 2016 Was A Bad Year For The World

Was 2016 a good or bad year? The YouGov Poll asked that question of between 999 and 2057 people in each of 21 different countries. The general consensus seems to be that 2016 was a bad year for the world (see chart above). Only two countries (the Philippines and Vietnam) had more people saying it was a good year for the world than a bad year. The other 19 countries had more saying it was a bad year -- and in the United States and Europe, that feeling that it was a bad year was overwhelming.

When the question was asked about the respondent's own country, the results were a bit different. In some Asian and Middle Eastern countries, those saying their country had a good year outnumbered those saying it was a bad year. But Europe and the United States were still negative -- saying their particular country had a bad year in 2016.

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