SheSpeaks 2018 Prediction Survey Results

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jan 24, 2018

Last month, we asked you - our members - to share thoughts on what is in store for 2018. We received over 2,100 responses. Do you agree with what other members are thinking? 

Read on to see important highlights from our 2018 Influencer Prediction Survey. Click here to find out more!

#1 New Year, New Me

Many people look at the new year like a fresh start, full of opportunites. We asked members if they felt excited about 2018, if they thought not much would change, or if 2018 will be a tough year for them. 


68% of members reported feeling excited about 2018!

#2 Don't Worry, Be Happy 

New beginnings can stir up a lot of feelings. Here are the top 3 emotions members felt heading into 2018:

  1. Optimistic/Hopeful
  2. Ambitious/Determined
  3. Happy

#3 Let's Talk Politics  

Politics and money may be difficult subjects to discuss for some. We asked our members how they felt about the future of the U.S. economy and politics. Here's what our members thought: 

  • 31% felt that the U.S. economy will improve
  • 39% believe that the U.S. economy will stay the same 
  • 30% think the U.S. economy will get worse
  • 23% said they thought President Trump is doing a good job
  • 51% said they thought President Trump is not doing a good job 

#4 Now Let's Take a Deep Breath and Think Happy Thoughts

Through all the events happening in the world, it's important to take time to care of ourselves. Members shared how they plan to keep themselves happy and balanced in 2018:

  1. Spending time with family
  2. Exercising
  3. Having quiet/meditation time to myself
  4. Spending quality time with friends
  5. Doing things for others, i.e., volunteering
  6. Traveling
  7. Going to Church, Synagogue, Prayer Groups etc
  8. Spa Time

#5 New Years Resolutions

Whether you wrote down your goals/resolutions or not, we all have at least one thing that we'd like to accomplish in the new year. Members shared what they most wanted to accomplish in 2018:

  1. Getting healthy/fit
  2. Getting my finances in order/paying off debt
  3. Spending more time with my family & friends
  4. Getting a raise/new job
  5. Moving to a new home or remodeling my current one
  6. Making a positive impact on my community (i.e., by volunteering more)
  7. Meeting a new love interest
  8. Getting pregnant, having or adopting a child

Do you agree with these results? Did any of them surprise you? Comment and let us know!

Didn't get to participate in this survey? Make sure your profile is up to date - we'd love to hear what you think!

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Guccigurl by Guccigurl | SHREVEPORT, LA
Mar 14, 2018

Coping with Chronic pain without med is a great one

ima_lil_galaxy by ima_lil_galaxy | Lyndhurst, OH
Jan 31, 2018

I think the comments are a bit more optimistic than what the everyday American feels at this time. I thought the resolutions were right on target.

inkspot08618 by inkspot08618 | TRENTON, NJ
Jan 28, 2018

I agree with most of the opinions.

wittes02 by wittes02 | Chester, VA
Jan 28, 2018

Most of them seem pretty accurate, also our media has a huge influence on how we 'see" things in our culture.

Ashleigh3 by Ashleigh3 | CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Jan 28, 2018

Yes, I think those are all pretty general thinking.

RachP03 by RachP03 | CHICO, CA
Jan 28, 2018

I wasn't too surprised by the results but I agree with getting in order financially, eating better and getting more exercise.

stef42678 by stef42678 | LAS VEGAS, NV
Jan 26, 2018

I think the results are pretty accurate and I'm glad there are a lot of positive vibes for the new year!

Justmissash by Justmissash | CLATSKANIE, OR
Jan 25, 2018

At least some of them. The resolutions hit big with me, about family time and living more.n

Justmissash by Justmissash | CLATSKANIE, OR
Jan 25, 2018

I think are pretty commonly shared results.

HPan210 by HPan210 | GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Jan 25, 2018

No I think these results are pretty much the norm for everyone and what everyone things or wants to do for the new year.

lisahillberg by lisahillberg | SAN ANTONIO, TX
Jan 25, 2018

I think these are very typical and repetitive for every year that is new.

Katypugz by Katypugz | Marlton, NJ
Jan 25, 2018

Some of them

boo_boo_kitty by boo_boo_kitty | SAN ANTONIO, TX
Jan 24, 2018

Very good list of things that are important in today's society.

ShaneSellsSeashells by ShaneSellsSeashells | WHITING, NJ
Jan 24, 2018

I couldn't believe that people didn't feel like the economy was going to approve. Check out the stats and stock market.

cutie720 by cutie720 | NEW YORK, NY
Jan 24, 2018

Definitely agree with a good portion of them. Especially the spending time with family and friends and getting healthy and fit.