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

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

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

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

The anxiety level in Spain is very real

The anxiety level in Spain is very real.In terms of risk exposure, Spaniards’ fears focus mainly on the risk of unemployment: 59% consider it to be likely. [...]

2012 0

Risk is everywhere!

As well as the high anxiety levels, another striking element is the very great diversity of subjects that worry Europeans. Naturally, social and economic [...]

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

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 [...]

2013 0

There is a need to reform the system to ensure its survival

Although there are different views as to the efficiency of their respective systems, the respondents all agree as to the necessity of reform: 95% consider [...]

2013 0

Greece: risk taking is becoming a necessity

Risk taking is now a necessity.The economic slump, an austerity regime and an unprecedented political crisis have led a large part of the Greek population [...]

2012 0

Data visualization

Experts' insights on 2013 survey

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