Swiss Worry Barometer Article Archive

Article Archive

The Credit Suisse Worry Barometer 2018 tells us about Swiss people's main concerns, what they identify with, and where they place their trust.

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  1. "The goal of humanitarian work is to eliminate the need for humanitarian work"

    "The goal of humanitarian work is to eliminate the need for humanitarian work"

    The Red Cross has had an enormous impact on the world. ICRC President Peter Maurer discusses new ways of financing humanitarian projects, modern conflicts and whether the world is doing better or worse today than in the past.

  2. Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

    Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

    Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis is concerned about Switzerland's position as a business location, would like to cure the Swiss of their perfectionism and supports bilateral agreements.

  3. New priorities

    New priorities

    Voters are less worried about unemployment (traditionally a top concern) and do not feel their jobs are threatened by digitalization. The most urgent issues are pensions, healthcare, and migration.

  4. Identity under siege

    Identity under siege

    The reform backlog, immigration and problems with the EU are perceived as threats. But there's still some very good news.

  5. Let's get to it!

    Let's get to it!

    Almost nowhere in the world do people have as much faith in their institutions as in Switzerland. The army and the police continued to gain trust while political parties lost some.

  6. "I would like to see a little more optimism"

    "I would like to see a little more optimism"

    The co-owner and CEO of the Weidmann Group is one the Swiss economy's most powerful women. Franziska Tschudi Sauber on digitalization, trade tariffs and the resilience of the Swiss.

  7. Grand disillusions

    Grand disillusions

    Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is Switzerland's problem child. Even the planned reforms are inadequate – the country should and must aim for a master stroke.

  8. Europe Barometer: Bilateral agreements broadly supported

    Europe Barometer: Bilateral agreements broadly supported

    The bilateral agreements continue to enjoy widespread support among the Swiss population. However, the majority of Swiss voters believe that if access to the European market were to be reduced, Switzerland would be able to compensate for this loss by increasing its trade with major third countries.

  9. Youth Barometer 2018: Sharing is on the rise

    Youth Barometer 2018: Sharing is on the rise

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

  10. 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.