Since 2012, a survey of European attitudes to risk is carried out by Ipsos each year for Crédit Agricole Assurances.

Europe still bearing the marks of the crisis, although showing signs of easing

A great feeling of vulnerability, but one which is easing

While the majority of Europeans remain convinced that they run a greater risk of encountering financial difficulties (59%) or falling into job insecurity (53%) than they did 5 years ago, these feelings have eased (down by [...]

2015 0

The spectre of unemployment still present but a little less of a threat

When surveyed about the risks that worry them most, Europeans no longer place unemployment in the top three. It only comes in 4th position (29%), a long way behind health risks, including the risk of losing their autonomy [...]

2015 0

Still just as risk averse

In the eyes of a majority of Europeans, risk-taking is still considered a danger to be avoided (60%, up 1 point on 2013). Only 40% of them would tend to see it more as a stimulus. Risk aversion remains particularly strong [...]

2015 0

A somewhat less pronounced feeling of downward social mobility

While a relative majority of Europeans still have a feeling of downward social mobility when compared to their parents at the same age (40%), this has declined significantly in relation to 2013 (-10 points). This overall [...]

2015 0

Summaries

Anxiety has increased throughout the European Union

All the EU citizens surveyed feel more or far more vulnerable to social risks. On average, more than one in two Europeans feel at greater risk of losing [...]

2012 0

Pronounced development of alternative consumption modes

When surveyed about changes in their consumption behaviour over the past 5 years, 51% of Europeans declare that they have rented, swapped, borrowed and/or [...]

2015 0

France, Italy and Spain: strong feelings of exposure

Rendered particularly anxious by the austerity plans currently in progress or on their way, people in these three countries manifest a particularly strong [...]

2012 0

Poland: a country with no pronounced feeling of exposure to risk

Poland emerges as one of the countries with the most positive attitudes to risk taking. First of all,it should be noted that Poland was one of the countries [...]

2012 0

Risk aversion is even more pronounced than in 2012

In the present conditions, risk is increasingly perceived as a danger by the Europeans already surveyed in 2012: in the case of the French, Germans, Spanish, [...]

2013 0

In all the countries, the capacity to cope with the financial cost of risk is fairly low

Overall, relatively few Europeans feel in a position to bear the financial consequences of a life risk. The number of problems that a majority of Europeans [...]

2012 0

Data visualization

Experts' insights on 2013 survey

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