What people around the world most worry about in 2017?

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

worry smileyIf you ask almost anyone whether they worry or not, they will almost certainly say “yes”. We worry about a lot of things in our lives. A new study reveals what people across 26 countries worry the most.

According to a monthly online survey of adults aged under 65 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States, the majority of people think that their country is on the wrong track. South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Italy and France are the most concerned. This worry is 60% on average in May 2017 and a 1% point drop from the previous month.

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The three major worries for global citizens all remain consistent with the previous month:

Unemployment is still the primary global worry, with the highest level of concern in Italy (67%). Germany is least worried, with only 10% picking unemployment as a worry

Financial/political corruption comes next, with South Africans most concern (65%), and Swedes least (7%)

Poverty/social inequality is the third most common worry, with particular concern in Hungary (57%) and the US with the least level of concern (17%)

Top 3 topics that the most worrying in
Australia: Unemployment 37%, Crime & Violence 33%, Healthcare 27%
Canada: Healthcare 37%, Unemployment 33%, Taxes 33%
China: Threats to the environment 48%, Moral decline 39%, Healthcare 35%
France: Unemployment 52%, Terrorism 46%, Poverty & Social inequality 34%
Germany: Poverty & Social inequality 43%, Crime & Violence 38%, Terrorism 38%
Great Britain: Healthcare 44%, Crime & Violence 32%, Immigration control 31%
Russia: Financial/political corruption 54%, Poverty & Social inequality 53%, Unemployment 42%
Spain: Unemployment 65%, Financial/political corruption 61%, Poverty & Social inequality 36%
Turkey: Terrorism 64%, Unemployment 40%, Financial/political corruption 28%
USA: Healthcare 36%, Terrorism 35%, Crime & Violence 30%

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