In a philosophical sense, yes.
It doesn't matter, either way the universe works the same way. I just go with free will because that sounds happier :)
Determinism doesn't make sense. If we can't make decisions, who is making them for us? And who is making the decisions for them, or do the people controlling us have free will? It is perfectly possible, but extremely unlikely.
Maybe there isn't but it's always better to assume that we do have free will.
Free will belongs in the same category as luck, karma, miracles, etc. People who say free will exists are saying we're the exception to the universe.
Everything you do has a motive behind it. Every thought you have, every word you say, every action you take. There's always a reason for your decisions that is sometimes beyond your realization.