Malaysians optimistic of 2021, long road to recovery


AFTER struggling from the fallout in all spheres in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysians remain optimistic that 2021 will be a better year.

According to the findings by global market research company Ipsos Group SA, 82% of Malaysians believe that 2021 will be a better year than 2020.

The findings also indicate that Malaysians predict a long road to economic recovery and normal life in the post-pandemic period.

“2020 was overwhelmingly bad for individuals and families, irrespective of the country they are from. However, the global public is highly optimistic that 2021 will be a much better year, especially if they are from China, India or Malaysia,” Ipsos said in a statement, in Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

The Ipsos Global Advisor Study on 2021 Predictions also show that 75% of Malaysians remain optimistic about the wide availability of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country.