The year 2018 is just days old, but already there are indications it will be a great 12 months. This is according to a poll conducted by the international news service BNE. The service's top pollster asked pertinent questions about whether people were optimistic or pessimistic about the year ahead. A resounding 100 per cent of survey participants responded positively. They all thought 2018 would be a wonderful year, both in their personal lives and in terms of national and global issues. All those who took part in the survey were of the opinion that 2018 would be significantly better than the year 2017. A BNE spokesman said he was heartened by the responses and wished everyone good fortune.
The survey questioned participants' views on their hopes for their own life, as well as for the fate of the Earth. An overwhelming majority of people were convinced they would carry out their New Year resolutions. In particular, people were determined to get in shape, stop procrastinating, save money, and improve their English ability. Others said they would use their smartphones less often, eat less fast food and chocolate, and make sure their homes are always very, very tidy. Most participants were positive about the world in 2018. They thought there would be fewer wars, less pollution and an increase in goodwill shown to the less fortunate. Everyone hoped for more peace, love, happiness and prosperity.
1.An overwhelming majority of people were convinced they would carry out their New Year resolutions.
be convinced 相信；确信
Some will never be convinced, of course.
2.All those who took part in the survey were of the opinion that 2018 would be significantly better than the year 2017.
be of the opinion that 认为
Many would be of the opinion that organic is indeed better.
2018年已经过去几天了，但已经有迹象表明接下来将会是很棒的12个月。此是基于国际新闻社BNE进行的一次投票 。新闻社的高级民意测验专家就人们对未来一年持乐观还是悲观态度进行相关询问 。百分之一百的调查参与者都做出了积极的回应 。他们都认为2018年将会是美好的一年，不管是个人生活还是就国家及全球性问题而言 。所有参与调查的人都认为2018年一定会比2017年更好 。BNE发言人表示他也受到了这些回应的鼓励并希望每人都交好运 。
调查中探究了参与者对自己生活的期望以及对地球的命运的观点。绝大部分人都相信他们会执行自己的新年计划 。特别是那些下定决心保持好身材、告别拖延、攒钱以及提高英语能力的人 。其他人则表示自己会少用手机、少吃快餐和巧克力以及保持家里的整洁 。大部分参与者都对2018的世界保持乐观的态度 。他们相信世界上战争会减少、污染会更少并且运气差的人会得到更多的善意 。每个人都期待和平、关爱、欢乐和繁荣 。