The same number of respondents called it good for their own jobs. It is reported by Upmp.news with the reference to monitor-press.info.

65% of Poles rated last year as good for them and their families. The same number of respondents called it good for their own jobs. These are the data of the latest survey by the Center for Public Opinion Research. The authors of the study emphasize that these are the best results since 1989.

Each December, the center interviews the Poles to sum up the results of last year and tell about the expectations for the upcoming. In the last survey, questions related to personal, family, professional topics, as well as the situation in the country and the world.

The authors of the study noted that the assessment of personal life in the past year depends, for the most part, on the satisfaction of the financial situation. The more satisfaction the better score.

Dissatisfied in the minority

By 82% of respondents 2017 year in general and the financial situation was described as good, compared to 20% and 24% who rated their financial situation as bad. Among all those polled in 2017, 65% of Poles rated the year as good for them and their families. The poor 2017 was named by 11 and 7% of Poles, respectively.

Higher than average estimates were given last year by persons with higher education and the respondents in whose families the income exceeds 2 thousand zlotys per person, residents of large cities and youth (up to 44 years old). The involvement to religious practices and “right” political views contributes to forming positive estimates”, – the commentary to the results of the study says.

Best results in private and state companies

While estimating the situation at work, the most important criteria, along with the financial situation, was the sex of the respondent. The last year jobs were better appreciated by men (70%) than women (60%). The best condition for their employers was rated by people working in private or state companies (74%), and less satisfied were public sector employees (64%). Relatively less satisfied are people working in agriculture. Last year, 48% of respondents from this group positively evaluated their work.

Somewhat restrained Poles estimated the development of Poland during last year. 49% of those polled said that 2017 was good for Poland. 26% believe that it was neither good nor bad, and 19% convinced that it was bad.

Right flank is satisfied

The opinion that last year was a success for Poland is expressed by the overwhelming majority of respondents with right political views (71%). Quite less, this opinion is shared by respondents who identify themselves with the left (35%) or political center (40%). Satisfaction is facilitated by frequent religious practices (at least once a week). In addition to those who are not involved in religious practices and identified with the left, the most educated and successful people, as well as residents of large cities, are most critical of the situation.

The situation in the world looks different. 32% of respondents consider the past year neither good nor bad for the world, 30% said that it was bad, and 27% thought it was good.

Big cities are anxious

According to the authors of the study, “concern over the direction of change in the world last year was more often than the average, expressed by residents of big cities, people with secondary and higher education, with a relatively good public opinion, respondents who do not conduct religious practices and call their views left”.

However, it is emphasized that “in the public sense 2017 was better for the world than 2016”. Despite good estimates last year, the Poles are hoping that 2018 will be even better for them (46%) and their families (45%). The opinion that 2018 will be much worse than 2017, noted only 6% of the respondents.

Young people stay optimistic

The predictions on welfare of people and their families depends on their age. Younger respondents stay more optimistic about the future. For example, 65% of respondents aged 18 to 34 expect a better year, and only 29% of those polled, aged 65 and over. Optimism is also facilitated by a good assessment of the financial situation.

43% of respondents expect 2018 to be the same as the previous one. 36% expect it to be better. Employees of private sector (except agriculture) expect better situation on their workplaces – 44% hope for improvement. The worst estimates were given by private agricultural enterprises (29% expect improvement).

If to speak of Poland welfare forecast, we can talk about moderate optimism. Most of the respondents (41%) expect that 2018 will be better for Poland than the previous year. Others believe that it will be the same (31%). Optimistic predictions about Poland this year sound more often than a year ago. Every third inhabitant of big cities thinks the situation will get worse.

Religious practices promote happiness

According to Poles, 2018 will be worse for the world in general than for Poland. Improvement is expected by 34% of respondents, and 31% thinks that nothing is going to change. According to the authors of the study, the greatest expectations for improvement of the situation in the world are young people and persons who are active in religious practices, as well as people who are satisfied with their financial situation.

Residents of big cities, people with a good social position and those polled who do not participate in religious practices gave the worst forecasts for the future year.

The survey was conducted on December 1-7, 2017, among 925 inhabitants of Poland.