Swiss Worry Barometer Article Archive

Article Archive

The Credit Suisse Worry Barometer 2017 tells us about Swiss people's main concerns, what they identify with, and where they place their trust.

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  1. Job and career

    Job and career

    Under pressure, but not without orientation: Young people are dealing with the changing labor market. Switzerland remains a special case. The IT tech industry is by far the most popular work sector, except in Switzerland.

  2. Sharing economy and finances

    Sharing economy and finances

    Young people save by sharing, dream of owning real estate and are enduring financial hardship. The sharing economy is very popular with young people. There are economic and ideological reason for this – a sustainable use of resources is an important concern of the Millennials.

  3. Politics and society

    Politics and society

    Federal Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is the new top-ranked concern of the Swiss, while coexisting with foreigners is rated more positively. Mobilization is trending in the US. A lack of equality represents a problem.

  4. Communication and trends

    Communication and trends

    Here come the next ones: What differentiates Generations Y and Z when it comes to the use of communication channels? Which are popular and which are out? It turns out that Facebook has lost popularity. In addition, it seems that the gap in information among young people continues to grow.

  5. "They will never give up ownership altogether"

    "They will never give up ownership altogether"

    Giulia Ranzini, an expert on the sharing economy, talks about how millennials view ownership, loneliness on social media and protecting digital privacy.

  6. "Strong willingness to allow change to happen"

    "Strong willingness to allow change to happen"

    Boris Zürcher, Head of the Labour Directorate of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, forecasts a bright future for the Swiss: Institutions are ready for structural change to take place, and the young generation has a positive attitude.

  7. Youth Barometer 2018: Understanding the millennials

    Youth Barometer 2018: Understanding the millennials

    Our in-depth report investigates the views and concerns of young people around the world. We look at how the millennial generation views the future, and how their values are leading to the advance of new forms of business models.

  8. 2018 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: Digitalization is causing job anxiety among young people — retirement provision is a growing concern in Switzerland

    2018 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: Digitalization is causing job anxiety among young people — retirement provision is a growing concern in Switzerland

    As the latest Credit Suisse Youth Barometer indicates, the effects of digitalization are at the root of uncertainties surrounding people's working lives, even among young people. This is most apparent overseas, probably because Switzerland, thanks to its dual education system, enjoys a certain degree of security which, for the most part, does not exist in other countries. Furthermore, the Youth Barometer shows that young people in Switzerland are most concerned about retirement, while the relevance of issues surrounding foreigners, immigration, and refugees has fallen significantly in comparison to the previous survey.

  9. A Culture of Belonging

    A Culture of Belonging

    Born on one of the world's most remote islands, she moved away and earned a fortune. Then Zita Cobb returned to transform Fogo Island into a socially responsible, sustainable art project.

  10. What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

    What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

    John Maynard Keynes is considered to be one of the greatest visionaries of all time. His theories shaped economic policy for decades. And his biographer, the historian Robert Skidelsky, even believes that the Second World War might not have broken out if people had listened to Keynes. What relevance do his ideas have in the modern economy? More than you might think.