Survey: Kenyans the most optimistic in Africa

  • PublishedSeptember 26, 2019

A survey conducted among 20,000 people across 23 countries indicate that Kenyans are the most optimistic people in Africa with a total of 70 percent above the 64 percent average for Africa and slightly below South America who had the highest at 74 percent.

According to the survey commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai and conducted by YouGov, new opportunities being created by a thriving digital technology landscape, decentralized system of government, and a continued uplift in socio-economic conditions across the country are some of the factors that have been linked to the optimism by Kenyans.

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85 percent of Kenyan respondents believe that knowledge gathering, learning and access to education are the best platforms towards unlocking opportunities in the year 2050.

They considered, technological developments such as ride-sharing and electric vehicles as the least important in creating a better future with natural resource conservation, alternative energy and zero waste as the most important.

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On what they would like to experience in the next 30 years, they stated, free trade (82 per cent), self-powering and energy producing transportation (72 per cent), carbon free travel (68 per cent), e-commerce (66 per cent), and cloud computing, big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) (66 per cent).

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