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 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

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

Summaries

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 [...]

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 [...]

2015 0

France

The French are increasingly risk-averse, paralysed by their fear of being insufficiently protected. In France, the feeling of downward mobility has [...]

2015 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

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

Social protection systems that have come in for some criticism

Unsurprisingly, given the increasingly drastic consequences of the economic crisis in Europe and a heightened sense of vulnerability to its consequences, [...]

2013 0

Data visualization

Experts' insights on 2013 survey

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