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

Summary per country

France

The French are increasingly risk-averse, paralysed by their fear of being insufficiently protected. In France, the feeling of downward mobility has decreased sharply (49%, -11 points) but remains well above the European [...]

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Poland

Long-time spared by the economic crisis affecting the rest of Europe, Poland witnessed in 2012 a sharp rise of concerns, together with the deceleration of its economy. This year’s survey reveals a return to the situation [...]

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Spain

Despite the fact the Spanish economy is re-starting, with a growth of 1.4% last year and an expected growth of 2.9% for this year, Spanish people remain traumatised by the impact of the crisis and the sacrifices they were [...]

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Italy

Despite the fact the Italian economy is showing few encouraging signs, the recovery of the country remains fragile. The impact of the crisis on Italian minds is still visible: the feeling of vulnerability of Italians remains [...]

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Summaries

Countries showing encouraging signs: Germany and Italy

Anxiety is receding in Germany With a budgetary surplus and renewed growth, anxiety levels in Germany have begun to recede. Germans nonetheless remain [...]

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Sweden, an absolute counter-model and the most confident country in Europe

Sweden, included in the survey for the first time this year, is a particularly interesting counter model. Swedish anxiety with regard to the 17 risks [...]

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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 [...]

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A phenomenon widely noticed by Europeans, but varying from one practice to another

Almost two-thirds of Europeans have remarked the emergence of new forms of collaborative consumption (65%, of whom 14% “Yes, a lot”). This phenomenon has [...]

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Practices that are shifting perceptions of solidarity

When surveyed as to whether a certain number of these practices are solidarity-driven (or otherwise), Europeans do consider on the whole that they are [...]

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Countries facing a downward spiral: Spain, Poland and France

The situation in Spain, already very worrying in the light of the 2012 survey results, has deteriorated further. The level of anxiety in Spain is now [...]

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Data visualization

Experts' insights on 2013 survey

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