Resilience in the second phase of the pandemic
At the time of the survey in July and August 2021, a majority of 65% of voters – unchanged from last year – said that they were currently doing very well or well in economic terms. Over the past 25 years, this figure was exceeded only in 2016 (68%). Even when asked about the future, a clear majority of the voters were optimistic that they could at least maintain (75%) or even improve their current prosperity (12%). Compared to a year ago, the number of voters who expect their financial situation to decline has returned to pre-pandemic levels (10%). The respondents' optimism about their own job security has risen once again year on year. Currently, 87% of employed voters are confident that their jobs are secure, and 34% even say that their jobs are very secure.