We have all finally said goodbye to 2021 but it’s pretty apparent it was more like good riddance for a lot of people. But no matter how bad the last year was for folks, many still seem to be optimistic about what’s to come.
- A new "USA Today" poll asked folks to describe the past year in one word, and, not surprising, few people had positive things to say.
- The most common response were words like “Awful/terrible/bad/sucked,” a choice for 23% of respondents followed by:
- Chaos/confusing/turmoil (12%)
- Challenging/hard/rough (11%)
- Disaster/train wreck/catastrophe (6%)
- Long (1%)
- As for positive descriptions
- 14% used the word “exciting.”
- While 6% described it as okay/good.
But when it comes to 2022, it seems a good amount of people are optimistic.
- 46% of respondents describe the coming year as “Hopeful,” while 8% use the word “enthusiastic."
- Off course there were still plenty of downers. Other top words used to describe 2022 include:
- Worried (19%)
- Exhausted (18%)
- Fearful (7%)