The new Hopebarometer report is published in December 2019. This edition focuses on the relation between hope and inclusivity.
With an average score of 6.3, Dutch citizens are as hopeful as they were in 2018, but we do see changes in trust and expectations. People have more positive expectations for life in general and social services such as education, health care and safety. Moreover, trust in financial institutions, such as banks, has increased over the past year. We also see a small but significant increase in trust in strangers, the army and political parties.
In January 2018, the Hopebarometer was conducted to test how hopeful Dutch citizens feel. Soon, we will be presenting the full report, but for now, we give a small sneak-preview.
Firstly, the results show that people score higher on the first three more individual aspects of hope, and lower on the three more social aspects of hope. On the general ‘hope-index’, Dutch citizens scored a 6,34 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Trust in the future
The Hopebarometer 2018 had a special focus on the ‘trust in the future of the Netherlands’. When asked about their trust in different actors in society, people seem to be most positive about their friends and family, and neighbors. Generally, there seems to be less trust in strangers and societal institutes such as the national government, politicians and financial institutes.
When asked about their expectations, people seem to be optimistic about their own life, finances and about the economy as a whole, but a bit more skeptical about the future of society as a whole, the health care system, education and national safety. About the future of our climate, people are particularly pessimistic; on average, people scored a 4,53.
Hoop volgens “De Staat van Stasse” …
Hoopbarometer en Stasse op NPO Radio 2
24 januari 2017 19:21 RADIO 2/KRO NCRV
LUISTER 4 min. NPO Radio 2
De hoopbarometer zegt: ‘Nederlanders zijn niet hoopvol over de toekomst’. En de grootste conclusie was: ‘er is angst voor de toekomst’. Het risico op apathie en cynisme is groot.