Economic issues

Oct 21, 2014

Q. Do you think the following have become better or worse compared to 12 months ago?

 

Total better

Total worse

 

A lot better

A little better

No change

A little worse

A lot worse

Don’t know

Company profits

31%

19%

9%

22%

29%

12%

7%

19%

Wages

9%

36%

*

9%

44%

21%

15%

11%

Your personal financial situation

16%

44%

2%

14%

35%

28%

16%

5%

The economy overall

18%

50%

 

1%

17%

27%

33%

17%

6%

National debt

15%

51%

1%

14%

26%

29%

22%

9%

Unemployment

11%

60%

 

*

11%

23%

36%

24%

6%

Job security

6%

61%

1%

5%

26%

32%

29%

7%

Electricity costs

7%

67%

*

7%

19%

33%

34%

6%

Cost of living

6%

72%

*

6%

17%

40%

32%

5%

A substantial majority believe that, in the last 12 months, cost of living (72%), electricity costs (67%), job security (61%) and unemployment (60%) have all got worse.

The only economic measure that has got better is company profits (31% better/19% worse).