Italy: attitudes around materialism 2016, by income group

This statistic depicts the results of a survey conducted in Italy in 2016 and whose aim was to find out Italians' attitudes around materialism, sorted by income group. Particularly, during the online survey, people aged 15 and older were asked whether they would rather have more spare time than more money. As of the survey period, the highest share of respondents with this view (30 percent) was found among people belonging to the high-income group. Conversely, 16 percent of the respondents with a low income disagreed or strongly disagreed with the survey statement.

'I would rather have more time than more money'. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period

June to August 2016

Number of respondents

1,503 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: Please indicate how strongly you personally agree or disagree with the following statement- 'I would rather have more time than more money'- , using this scale where "1" means "disagree strongly" and "7" means "agree strongly.”

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are due to the fact that data used in this statistic represents top 2 boxes (agreement) and bottom 2 boxes (disagreement).

The source adds the following information: "Each income band represents a quarter of the total income within that market, e.g., high income = the top ca. 25% earners."

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