I think for many of us 2017 was a challenging year. This begs the question will 2018 be a better one? A recent survey shares some of our optimism and fears for this year.

I am not sure if I agree with everything that came through this report but it is interesting to see the dichotomy of predictions of fear and of hope for this year. The survey was conducted by Ipsos Global Advisory over about 1000 people and here were their views of what will be coming in 2018.

  • (80%), Americans believe that 2018 will be a better year than 2017
  • (50%) believing that a driverless car will debut on the road in a developed country in 2018
  • (51%) believe that there will be a major terrorist attack carried out within the United States in 2018
  • (47%) that we will go to war with North Korea
  • (33%) believing President Trump will be impeached in 2018.

Overall we seem to believe that the world economy will be improving but the US will not be leading the charge. Does this sound accurate to you?  See the full survey here. The only thing we really know for sure is that time will tell.