More Kenyans consider themselves optimists, compared to citizens of other major African economies, a new survey has found.

The Global Optimism Outlook Survey found that 70 percent of Kenyans view themselves as optimists, above the global average of 56 percent, and the continental average of 64 percent. In terms of geographic regions, South America was found to be home to the largest number of optimists (74 percent).

Commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai, and conducted by YouGov, the Global Optimism Outlook Survey tracked people’s priorities for the future, looking at sustainability, economic growth, technology, travel, and more.

More than 20,000 people across 23 countries were surveyed, broken down by geographic region, gender, employment, marital status, and income. Despite the breadth of diversity, it appears the majority of the world is closely aligned when it comes to the key issues facing the planet’s future.

Kenyans’ optimism about the future has been linked to, among other factors, new opportunities being created by a thriving digital technology landscape, decentralised system of government, and a continued uplift in socio-economic conditions across the country. ( (Agencies)

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