As many as 58 percent of Slovaks are afraid of losing their jobs, according to the results of a survey published by the GfK agency on Tuesday, May 14.
The second most common fear concerns health (52 percent), followed by the fear of winding up in desperate financial straits.
Other fears include those of price hikes and inflation, inter-personal relationships, the political and economic situation, splitting with a partner and death, the TASR newswire wrote. People have become more sensitive to changes in the prices of goods and services, with 90 percent stating that they are more susceptible to these developments than they were last year.
The survey also revealed that consumer confidence in Slovakia has been low for a long time. While 42 percent of consumers are pessimistic, 44 percent have genuine concerns but would not consider themselves to be pessimistic overall. Meanwhile, only 14 percent of consumers feel optimistic.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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15. May 2013 at 14:00