Access to affordable housing a key concern

Young people are the most concerned about the difficulty of accessing affordable housing, according to the latest Politmonitor. (Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne/archives)

Young people are the most concerned about the difficulty of accessing affordable housing, according to the latest Politmonitor. (Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne/archives)

Despite inflation, access to affordable housing remains the main concern of Luxembourg residents, according to the latest Politmonitor. This is followed by the evolution of energy prices and “fair prices” in general, which are increasingly cited.

What are the concerns of Luxembourg residents, less than a year before the next legislative elections? The latest Politmonitor provides some answers. The study carried out by Ilres for RTL and Wort was conducted among 1,072 people living in the grand duchy aged 18 and over between 7 and 15 November 2022.

Despite the explosion in gas and electricity prices or shopping at the supermarket, the number one concern remains, as in the previous survey conducted last May, access to affordable housing. This was cited by 75% of respondents. The evolution of energy prices comes in second place, cited by 66% as opposed to 62% six months earlier. This was followed more generally by “fair prices,” at 63% (compared to 59%). A new answer was offered to participants in the survey – 63% said that “getting out of the welfare state” was a major concern, placing it fourth on the list. 

At the bottom of the list, fear for job security increases (from 27% to 28%), as does the economic situation in Luxembourg (from 24% to 30%).

Housing concerns the youngest

It is the youngest people who are most concerned about the price of housing. 79% of 18-24 year olds cited this concern. Among those aged 65 and over, 68% mentioned it.

When asked which issues politicians should address directly, access to housing came out on top, at 24%. This was followed by the consequences of climate change (13%) and the future opportunities for children (9%).

For 68% of respondents, the current economic context is undermining social cohesion. 27% believe that it is strong.

59% also fear a nuclear attack, due to the war in Ukraine.

76% of those surveyed have confidence in the health sector.

A second part of the Politmonitor is expected.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.