Die Welt: German citizens are depressed and worried about their well-being
MOSCOW, January 3 – RIA Novosti. Germany is in a state of pessimism and fears for its well-being. author The Die Welt newspaper cites data from a consumer confidence survey conducted by consulting firm EY, which is exclusively at the disposal of the publication.
Due to rising energy costs and rising cost of living, Germans have become more active in saving. “Inflation and the associated rise in the cost of living are now putting a huge strain on people,” the study says.
Nearly a quarter of a thousand respondents rate their current financial situation more negatively than ever before. At least 56% of Germans are pessimistic about the future. Last year that figure was just 34%, and values around 20% were common for a long time before the coronavirus pandemic started.
“And there doesn’t seem to be any improvement,” summarizes Die Welt.
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