Azerbaijan scored high in the hope, happiness and economic expectations categories in the annual global “year-end” survey conducted by Gallup International.
Gallup International (GIA), a Swiss association of survey organizations, measured how often people in different regions and countries feel happy and hopeful, and what their expectations for economic well-being are for the year to come.
Indonesians were found to be the most optimistic, as 76% of the country’s population expect 2022 to be better than 2021. Albania (70%), Nigeria (68%), Azerbaijan (62 %) and Vietnam (59%) followed. Indonesia in the Top 5 of the most promising countries. Meanwhile, Afghans (56%), Turks (56%), Bulgarians (48%), Poles (47%), Czechs (45%) and Pakistanis (41%) do not hope for better. developments. in 2022 and I think next year will be worse than 2021.
Azerbaijan was also in the Top 5 happy countries in the world. The country scored +70 points in the GIA Happiness Index, making the list of the five happiest nations alongside Colombia (+79), Kazakhstan (+76), Albania (+74 ) and Malaysia (+73). Happiness seems to be rarely experienced among people in Ghana (+2 only), Afghanistan (+9), Hong Kong (+11), Iraq (17) and Russia (+18).
Meanwhile, 52% of the Azerbaijani population of over ten million are optimistic about economic prosperity in 2022. Data on economic expectations from the GIA recognized Azerbaijan as one of the top 6 countries. optimistic to the world that expects the economy to continue to grow in the coming year compared to the outgoing year. In addition to Azerbaijan, Nigerians (61%), Indonesia (58%), Vietnam (56%), Albania and India (both 49%) are also convinced to benefit from a best economy in 2022.
According to data compiled by the Asian Development Bank, Azerbaijan’s economy will continue to grow in 2022 despite global economic hardship mainly due to the pandemic. The country’s GDP is expected to grow 2.5% in 2022.
Meanwhile, lower expectations for economic prosperity next year are recorded in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey, where 72 percent of people are pessimistic about the growth of the national economy. The two countries are followed by Bulgaria (64%), Poland (64%), Romania (61%), Afghanistan (60%) and Germany (59%).