Financial insecurity in selected countries in 2012

The statistic shows the results of a survey, conducted in April 2012 in selected countries, about financial insecurity from consumers' point of view. 11 percent of respondents in Germany stated they do not feel financially secure, while 34 percent stated they feel they are in financial trouble.

Which of the following best characterizes your feelings about your financial security?

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Release date

May 2012



Survey time period

April 2012

Number of respondents

More than 15,000 respondents

Special properties

Consumers who feel financially insecure

Supplementary notes

*The survey was conducted in the following 16 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, the U.S., France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
Response options included the following:
I feel very financially secure,
I feel somewhat financially secure,
I feel I am not financially secure,
I feel I am in financial trouble.
This statistic only shows the responses for the last two options.

Responses for China exclude the bottom income quartile.

The source does not specify the type of survey or the age of respondents.

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