The aim of the Hopebarometer 1.0 is to offer a guideline for assessing hope comprehensively within organisations, cities, countries or other groups. The barometer contains several self-report scales to measure seven dimensions that have been identified as central and irreducible aspects of hope. These dimensions are: 1) cognitive hope 2) emotional hope 3) virtuous hope 4) social hope 5) economic expectations 6) institutional hope and 7) spiritual hope. Tools to measure these dimensions include existing scales, as well as newly developed scales to measure the specific dimensions.

Report 2018

In January 2018, the Hopebarometer was used to study how hopeful Dutch citizens feel. On average, people scored a 6.1 on the multidimensional hope-index. The theme of this edition was ‘Trust in the future’ and focused on trust and expectations. Results showed that people are optimistic about their personal life and the economy, but pessimistic about other societal developments in for example education, healthcare and safety.

You can turn the pages of the report using the arrows at the bottom of the PDF  below. 

Report 2016

In 2016, the first report using the hope barometer was published. This study asked a representative sample of the Dutch population how they felt and thought about the future. You can turn the pages of the report using the arrows at the bottom of the PDF  below.