And Africa is the most optimistic region in the world. This is from a Gallup International Voice of the People Survey. This is very nice to see, as US news, if it covers Africa at all, tends to dwell on war, famine and disaster.


Seven out of every ten (68%) Ghanaian thinks that 2007 will be a better year than 2006 according to a Gallup International Voice of the People Survey conducted in November and December.
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Optimism is particularly high in countries which are upbeat about economic prospects and do not have major concerns about unemployment or industrial disputes increasing in 2007.
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Looking at regions across the world, as in previous years, Africa is the most optimistic region, whilst Western Europe is the least optimistic about prospects for the coming year.