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Friday, 19 July 2013 15:31

Africa Is More Optimistic About Its Future than Europe

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Optimistic African children Optimistic African children Photograph: Sergey Dohlzenko/EPA

The released Gallup research about the optimism of countries in 2012 showed that Africans are perhaps the most optimistic about their future. By far Africa was more optimistic than Europe.  While many African countries Gallup scores were in high 80s and 90s, European counterparts were in low 20s and 30s.

Business Insider reported that “Gallup research about the optimism of countries in 2012” was released July 18, 2013. “The data was compiled by asking respondents to rate their lives on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale, where zero is the worst and 10 is the highest. Respondents were asked to rate their lives now, and then to rate their lives five years in the future. The difference between the two scores is used to calculate a country's optimism, or, conversely, their pessimism.”


This overflowing optimism coming from Africa is something to be highlighted and appreciated to fully comprehend the rate of change taking place in Africa.  Africa is beginning to understand that its destiny lies in its hand, not in some foreign utopia.   See the chart below:

Gallup African Nations Optimism
Europe Optimism Gallup
Last modified on Friday, 19 July 2013 15:36

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