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WIN Gallop International Global barometer for hope and happiness

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, December 9
Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness of WIN/Gallup International Association released on New Year’s Eve conveys an optimistic message that the economic gloom is subsiding worldwide. The survey reports that hope for an economic recovery has risen from -2% to 7%; an increase of 9% from a year ago. Carried out in 54 countries, with more than 55,817 men and women, the survey covered a vast majority of the world population.

Notwithstanding views about the economy, a majority of the world feels happy about their life. Responding to the question: “As far as you are concerned, do you personally feel happy, unhappy or neither happy nor unhappy about your life?” 53% said they felt happy; 13% said they felt unhappy; 32% felt neither way and the remaining 2% did not answer. The global barometer of Hope and Happiness shows that a large number of people refuse to be gloomy despite their poor view on economic prospects for their nation.

Georgia seems to be 63% hopeful about its economic prospective. According to Gorbi’s Chairman Merab Pachulia, Georgian people always feel optimistic after the change of government. He said people’s optimism first reached its peak in 2003 after the Rose Revolution; however, by the end of 2012 they still reached the peak. Pachulidze hopes that such optimism will be a positive factor for the country for starting to overcome economic problems as the country still has an alarming rate of poverty.