Major concerns about the future
Faced with a list of issues with a potential negative impact on their lives, including climate change, environmental pollution, current political conflicts (e.g. Ukraine), pandemics, among others – Europeans concerns focused mostly on financial aspects. Six in ten respondents (62%) were very concerned about the cost of living in their region, as well as current economic climate (59%), and little more than half mentioned personal financial insecurity and debt (54%). Rounding out the top five concerns were climate change (48%) and the gap between rich and poor worldwide.