Essential Report

Attitudes towards 2021 in comparison to 2020

Feb 2, 2021

Q. Thinking about the next 12 months, do you think 2021 will be a better or worse year than 2020 for each of the following?

  TOTAL:

Better than 2020

TOTAL:

Worse than 2020

No different to 2020
You personally 47% 13% 39%
Your job 34% 12% 54%
The economy 55% 22% 23%
The nation 56% 18% 25%
The planet 37% 30% 33%
  • Australians are generally optimistic that 2021 will be better than 2020. People are expecting that 2021 will be a better year than 2020 for the nation (56%) and the economy (55%). Just under half (47%) think 2021 will be better for themselves personally.
  • Australians are less optimistic that 2021 will be better than 2020 for the planet (37%).

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