Individuals with a hopeful mindset are especially effective in reaching their desired goals in the face of adversity. This success, which can permeate all facets of life, is attained by a willingness to learn and a proactive approach to conflict or problem resolution. Just as the consumer confidence index operates as a predictor of our economic future, the GlobeScan Foundation believes that hope can act as a predictor of productivity and creative potential to overcome global society’s most pressing challenges. It is with this belief that we are delighted to release the first Hope Index. The current Index, which includes perspectives from 12,000 citizens across the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Panama, India, Turkey, Kenya and Indonesia, reflects the degree of hope that respondents have for our future.