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

Summary per country

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 [...]

2015 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 other countries don’t. The development of collaborative consumption [...]

2015 0

Germany

Although Germans tend to feel slightly less vulnerable this year, they have become even more risk-averse than before. The development of collaborative consumption in Germany is not so much a comfort: Germans are rather less [...]

2015 0

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 [...]

2015 0

Summaries

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

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 [...]

2013 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

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

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 [...]

2015 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

Data visualization

Experts' insights on 2013 survey

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