Optimism in nations

How things goPublic opionion:
% who say things get ‘worse’ minus % ‘better’
1994Optimism_199417Harris 1997: 284
1995Optimism_199516Harris 1997: 284
1996Optimism_199618Harris 1997: 284

Related topics: Expectations, Happiness, Personality (Optimist)
Related themes: Beliefs, Psychology, Subjective well-being

The dataset States of Nations is about characteristics of countries in periods (macro variables). It is part of the World Database of Happiness. Developed for the identification of societal conditions for happiness, the source can also be used for other purposes.