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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 3 points and 6 points respectively on 2013).

The fear of falling into job insecurity is easing, notably in those places where it is the strongest: in Poland (72% fear such a situation, down 9 points on 2013), in Spain (57%, down 15 points) and in France (53%, down 8). In Italy, this worry remains unchanged on 2013 (69%), although down on the figure recorded in 2012 (76%).

The feeling of being protected against these risks has changed rather little, on the other hand: 41% of Europeans still consider themselves less well protected than 5 years ago (up 1 point on 2013). The Italians remain the most critical in this respect (67% note a deterioration, although that figure is 2 points down on 2013 and 6 points down on 2012), ahead of the French, a majority of whom now consider themselves less well protected (52%, up 11 points on 2013, up 15 points on 2012).

A great feeling of vulnerability, but one which is easing

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