Most Turkish people are positive about the future .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} ANKARA - Research carried out by the Turkish Statistic Institute, or TurkStat, has shown that in Turkey every 60 people in 100 have a positive outlook on their future. Results highlight that the higher the level of education and household income level, the more content and confident people are about their future.

The research project titled "Living Satisfaction" has shown that men, women, rich and poor alike generally adopt a positive approach in regard to their future. The results state that 73.9 percent of men and 66.5 percent of women in the higher education bracket are hopeful about their future. Moreover, 77.7 percent of households with a minimum monthly income of 2,501 Turkish Liras are also positive about their future. The research that was carried out in 2008 by TurkStat found that of the 60.4 percent of people who said they have a positive outlook, 4.5 percent said they would have a bright and secure future.

The percentage of women who take a negative outlook toward their future is considerably higher than men who feel the same. Twenty-six percent of women are negative about their future, compared to 8.6 percent of men. The research shows that people that have completed secondary education are more ambitious and have an idea of what they want to make of their future.