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

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 [...]

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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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Summaries

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

The French are frightened that their welfare model may disappear

French people are frightened that their welfare model may disappear.For many years, the French have been hearing repeated warnings of the imminent collapse [...]

2012 0

UK stagnates

"Stagnation" is the right word to sum up the present situation in the United Kingdom, both with regard to the available objective economic data (flat consumption [...]

2013 0

After five years of economic crisis, European anxieties continue to grow

Despite (and undoubtedly due to) the lasting nature of the economic crisis, European anxieties have not diminished. On the contrary, they have continued [...]

2013 0

In Poland, the feeling of exposure to risk is moderate

Poland is a case apart. In terms of exposure to risk, Polish people on average feel less exposed to risk than the overall average. In this respect, Poland [...]

2012 0

Sweden

Swedes tend to feel much less vulnerable than other Europeans. Consequently a clear majority of them still consider risk as something exciting while most [...]

2015 0

Data visualization

Experts' insights on 2013 survey

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