Germans worry about pensions, Americans are concerned about making ends meet, and half of Austrians worry about crime and violence.
These are some of the results of a recent OECD study implemented by respondi shedding light on people’s social and economic concerns, how well they think government responds to their needs and expectations and what policies they would like to see in future.
For this purpose, in 2018 we questioned a representative sample of 22 000 people aged 18-70 in 21 OECD countries – Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and the US.
Falling ill, struggling to make ends meet and having enough money in old age are prevalent concerns across OECD countries. Although OECD countries are among the wealthiest in the world, people in these countries perceive high levels of injustice and dissatisfaction. Perceptions of feeling ignored by the government increase with income and are greater among women than men. For more details, have a look at the complete study here.