Swiss Worry Barometer Article Archive

Article Archive

The Credit Suisse Worry Barometer 2016 tells us about Swiss people's main concerns, what they identify with, and where they place their trust.

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  1. Worry Barometer 2016: Switzerland Is Confident

    Worry Barometer 2016: Switzerland Is Confident

    The main concerns seem less threatening, confidence in institutions has increased and the economic situation is considered positive. The Credit Suisse Worry Barometer shows that optimism is growing in Switzerland.

  2. Secure, Peaceful, Neutral

    Secure, Peaceful, Neutral

    A high level of satisfaction with the country, a great deal of national pride and optimism – is everything going well in Switzerland?

  3. "Baden-Württemberg is just as important to us as China is"

    "Baden-Württemberg is just as important to us as China is"

    A voice from the business community — The people of Switzerland are right to attach highest priority to economic growth, says Peter Grünenfelder, director of Avenir Suisse.

  4. "I'm a member of the Swiss People's Party (SVP), but I'm also a European"

    "I'm a member of the Swiss People's Party (SVP), but I'm also a European"

    A voice from the political arena – Jürg Stahl, soon to be the highest-ranking Swiss official, talks about his worries, Switzerland's relationship with Europe and his wish for his year as president of the National Council: "We should all calm down."

  5. The Concerns of Tomorrow

    The Concerns of Tomorrow

    The next 40 years – What will shape our lives? A futurologist ventures a prediction.

  6. Playing Our Cards Right

    Playing Our Cards Right

    An aging society is burdening our social welfare system, digitalization is continuing, a lack of skilled workers is becoming the new normal: The world of work is undergoing radical changes. But Switzerland is in a favorable position.

  7. What Worries Swiss Voters?

    What Worries Swiss Voters?

    What concerns Swiss voters? Immigration seems to pose a growing threat, while people are also afraid that jobs will be lost and their retirement jeopardized.

  8. The Swiss Trust Their Politicians

    The Swiss Trust Their Politicians

    The government and parliament enjoy unparalleled levels of confidence; banks and churches have improved their reputations. On the other hand, trade unions and employer organizations are losing credibility.

  9. The Swiss Sense of Belonging

    The Swiss Sense of Belonging

    Where do the Swiss feel at home? What do they think of their own economic situation? And what puts their identity at risk? Surprising answers reveal the respondents' feelings. 

  10. Better Than Other Countries?

    Better Than Other Countries?

    According to a majority of voters, Switzerland should take a more assertive stance in its foreign policy. They see the image of the country abroad as still being very positive – but Swiss self-confidence is not boundless.