Brits reveal their top 10 predictions for 2016

Floral tributes  left near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris following the terrorist attacks in November. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Floral tributes left near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris following the terrorist attacks in November. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

More than a thousand adults have cited a terror attack in the West as their top prediction for what will happen next year.

Political and economic issues dominate the list of Brits’ predictions for 2016 - with 52% of those questioned believing that there will be another terrorist attack in the West.

Others included in the list of top 10 predictions include Hilary Clinton winning the presidential election, interest rates rising and Jeremy Corbyn being replaced as leader of the Labour Party. More than 2,000 adults were questioned as part of the research.

Top 10 predictions for 2016

1. There will be a new terrorist attack in the West: 52%

2. Interest rates will rise: 35%

3. There will be a new leader of the Labour Party: 23%

4. The EU referendum will be held: 21%

Joint 5: Hilary Clinton will win the presidential election and there will be an introduction of tax on high-sugar products: 20%

Joint 6: The X Factor will get cancelled and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will get divorced: 18%

7. A new James Bond will be announced: 17%

8. Prince Harry will get engaged: 13%

9. Housing bubble will burst: 11%

10. Islamic State will be defeated: 8%

James Endersby, Managing Director of Opinium Research, which carried out the poll, said: “At the end of the year, as we take stock of everything that has happened, it’s natural to focus on the negatives.

“The terrible events in Paris shocked and surprised the world, and many of us expect another terrorist attack in 2016.

“But our research also shows that we have achieved a great many things this year, including the first Briton in space for a quarter of century, Andy Murray leading Team GB to Davis Cup success, and Mo Farah retaining his World Championship Title.

“As we look forward to 2016, our results reminds us that unpredictable things can and will happen.”