At the beginning of the year, many hoped for economic recovery and of course accessibility to vaccines. While some of our expectations might be slowly coming through, here is a look of the general public’s expectation for 2021 as researched by Ipsos.
Despite the terrible loses of last year, 2020 and the first month into the new year, 77 percent are optimistic 2021 will be better than 2020.
75 percent believe that the average global temperatures would increase in 2021 while insisting people make more environmental safety conscious choices.
66 percent believe income inequality would likely increase in 2021.
On global economy, 54 percent agree the economy would be stronger this year.
57% believe that people will spend more money buying things online than in stores.
36% bet on the general advancement in technology and the improvement in the humanlike functionalities of robots.
34% believe that the number of people living in big cities will shrink31% Likely that they will feel lonely most of the time
On the the impact of the novel covid-19, here is a few global opinions:
61 percent chance that most people will wear a mask in public places
60 percent chance that a successful vaccine for COVID 19 will become widely accessible.
52 percent unlikely that life will have gone back to normal after the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.
59% unlikely that the world will change for the better because of the pandemic