According to a survey, women worry more about money than men in times of crisis. Accordingly, 51 percent of women are concerned about the development of their financial situation, while the figure is 43 percent for men. This was determined by the survey institute Bilendi on behalf of the life insurance group Swiss Life, which published the survey.
Since 2019, the company has had annual representative surveys of how independent and self-determined people in Germany feel. The most important factors here are freedom of choice in life, no need for personal restrictions and financial independence. In this year's survey, 56 percent, regardless of gender, felt empowered, compared to 63 percent a year earlier.
The pollsters asked 1,000 people in July. Since then, inflation has accelerated. According to the pollsters, the impression of decreasing self-determination could therefore increase due to the energy crisis and increasing financial burdens. At the time of the survey, 37 percent of those surveyed considered their own household to be financially secure.
In the two previous years, the pandemic was accompanied by an increase in self-determination despite multiple lockdowns. According to the opinion of the pollsters, this was mainly due to the more frequent homework.