This is evidenced by the data of a nationwide study conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Centre Sociological Service.
Some 21% of respondents are sure that 2020 will certainly be better than 2019, and another 61% hope so.
At the same time, 9% believe that 2020 will be even worse.
56% of people surveyed express their hope when they think about the future of Ukraine, optimism expressed 38% of surveyed and anxiety expressed by 26% of ‘em.
The number of people expressing optimism significantly increased (by 10%) compared to 2018, and, accordingly, level of anxiety slightly decreased (by 7%). Level of expressed hope and optimism about the future of Ukraine prevail in all oblasts of Ukraine, especially in the west region (45% of surveyed expressed optimism), and in the south region (67% of Ukrainians expressed their hope).
In general, 61% of Ukrainians in 2019 were very or mostly happy, as well as in 2018 (60%). Most of the “lucky ones” were in the western region – 72%, in the central region (58%), southern (65%), and eastern (55%) regions.