According to a survey, almost two out of three people in Germany are concerned that their money might not be enough in view of the rising prices. Almost half are also afraid of supply bottlenecks (48 percent), as the opinion research institute YouGov determined on behalf of the Malteser.
In the eyes of many citizens, poverty and loneliness are also on the rise: 86 percent of those surveyed believe that poverty will increase as a result of the crises in our society. 75 percent believe that loneliness will also increase. 63 percent of respondents who indicated that loneliness will increase also believe that people are ashamed of being poor and withdraw from society because of it. Almost as many see the retreat as a result of feelings of fear and social insecurity.
30 percent of those surveyed also say that they personally feel more alone than they did before the corona pandemic. For more than half of the people in Germany, the feeling of loneliness has remained stable. A majority of 60 percent do not talk openly about the topic of loneliness in their direct environment. For 37 percent it is not really an issue, for almost one in four (23 percent) it is not an issue at all. This is more often the case for men (63 percent) than for women (57 percent).