Retirement economic well-being support in Italy and Germany as of 2014

This statistic presents the distribution of opinion among Italian and German adults regarding the government, family or self-responsibility for ensuring the economic well-being during retired years of elderly adults, according to the survey conducted in 2014. In that time, approximately 58 percent of Italians believed that the government is responsible for economic well-being of older adults, compared to 48 percent of Germans, who expected a fulfillment of that role from their government.

Source of financial support for economic well-being of older adults according to German and Italian respondents in 2014

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Release date

May 2015


Germany, Italy

Survey time period

October to December 2014

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* 1,516 respondents in Italy and 1,700 respondents in Germany.
The source adds further comments: "Share of adults saying a government, family or oneself should bear the greatest responsibility for people's economic well-being in their old age. Responses of all equally, other and don't know/refused not shown".

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