In December 2018, the Hopebarometer was used to study how hopeful Dutch citizens feel. On average, people scored a 6.3 on a scale from 1-10 on the multidimensional hope-index. Citizens were less hopeful than a year ago, especially due to decreasing expectations for the economy.

The Hopebarometer included questions about expectations, trust and hope and surveyed 903 Dutch, 502 British, 480 Americans and 516 Belgians. A comparison shows that citizens of the US and the Netherlands are most hopeful, while people in the UK and in Belgium score markedly lower.

The theme of this edition was ‘Hope and Sustainability’. Results show that hopeful people generally behave in a more sustainable manner.

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

Hoopbarometer-Dec-2018