Optimism about health care and education for the next generation is on the rise in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.
Pictured here: school children sing to wish happy birthday to former South African President Nelson Mandela in July 2013 in Pretoria. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
Nearly seven-in-ten South Africans believe education will be better for their children, according to the survey.
Pictured here: a student walks to school in the town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape in June 2013. AFP/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Health care is another issue just over 60% of South Africans believe will improve for their children.
Pictured here: a mother gives out drinks to children who have lost parents to AIDS in Alexandra township in the north of Johannesburg in May 2012. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A broad majority of South Africans (62%) think the country's economic situation will improve in the next year. The study further found black South Africans to be significantly more optimistic than mixed-race and white South Africans.
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Nigerians are overwhelmingly positive about their country's future economic prospects with 86% believing the economic situation will leap forward in the next 12 months.
Pictured here, a customer withdraws Nigerian naira from an automated teller machine in Asaba, Delta State, in November 2016. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
This optimism extends to health care too, as nearly 90% of Nigerians believe health care will be better for the next generation.
Pictured here, a woman feeds her young baby suffering from severe malnutrition in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, in September 2016. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The survey further found 85% of respondents are optimistic about the education that the next generation of Nigerian children will receive.
Pictured here, a nursery school teacher uses learning aids at a school in Ibafo district in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria in November 2012. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Seven-in-ten Nigerians say gender equality and poverty will be better for the next generation.
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Just over half of Kenyan respondents say the national economy will improve in the next 12 months.
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Education is a big priority for Kenyans, with over 80% believing it will be better for the next generation.
Pictured here, pupils use the Kio tablet during a class sesssion in Kawangware, Nairobi in October 2015. SIMON MAINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A further 76% of Kenyans believe that when children today in Kenya grow up, health care will be better.
Pictured here, people walk past a kiosk where a poster on how to prevent Cholera is displayed in the Kibera area of Nairobi in May 2015. SIMON MAINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images