Swiss Worry Barometer Article Archive

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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. National Pride Remains High in Switzerland

    National Pride Remains High in Switzerland

    Significant support for bilateral agreements, but there is an alternative with majority support, when both first and second priorities are taken into account. Switzerland's reputation abroad has improved, but politicians should exercise more restraint.

  2. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch: "Further training is becoming more and more important"

    Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch: "Further training is becoming more and more important"

    Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on the substantial concerns about unemployment, the coming economic upturn, and the threat to Switzerland's success model.

  3. Worry Barometer 2017: The Swiss Place High Trust in Their Institutions

    Worry Barometer 2017: The Swiss Place High Trust in Their Institutions

    Switzerland's institutions remain popular, but most of them have lost some trust. Among the few exceptions is the Swiss Supreme Court. The Worry Barometer also shows that banks receive more trust than in past years.

  4. Dominique de Buman: "Switzerland Is More Modern than Ever"

    Dominique de Buman: "Switzerland Is More Modern than Ever"

    Dominique de Buman, the new Swiss leader, on his concerns for the country, the meaning of national cohesion and his objectives as President of the National Council.

  5. Aging and the Aged

    Aging and the Aged

    The social impact of a long life is not always viewed uncritically, especially among the elderly. Retirement provisions are now the Swiss people's greatest concern, securing them is seen as the most important goal for the country.

  6. Identity: A New Switzerland?

    Identity: A New Switzerland?

    A change in national identity may be taking place. Neutrality is no longer the most commonly cited characteristic. Education, research and internationalism define forward-looking, modern Switzerland.

  7. Survey on Swiss-European Relations: Increasing Contradictions in the Opinions of the Swiss Population

    Survey on Swiss-European Relations: Increasing Contradictions in the Opinions of the Swiss Population

    Although the free movement of persons remains unpopular with the Swiss population and the desire for quotas is growing, the voting public is clearly in favor of Switzerland's bilateral agreements with the EU. Their popularity is declining, however, and for the first time a potential accession to the EEA represents an alternative approach which could attract a majority. This is one finding of the first Credit Suisse Europe Barometer, a representative survey conducted by gfs.bern on behalf of Credit Suisse and in collaboration with the Europa Forum Lucerne.

  8. The Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    The Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    A stable economic environment benefits lending, investment and consumption. Stability, however, is not easily quantified and depends heavily on how it is subjectively perceived. But what about instability and uncertainty? Credit Suisse has analyzed the conditions for uncertainty and its role in the market.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?