The majority of people polled in Luxembourg were scared of contracting serious illness, according to a study conducted by TNS Ilres.
More than half of Luxembourg’s population is scared of serious illness, according to a survey conducted by TNS Ilres, an international polling firm.
TNS conducted the survey to investigate what fears cause nightmares to residents of Luxembourg; it was published on 25 October.
Out of the 513 respondents, 58% feared becoming seriously ill. The second-biggest fear trigger was the death of someone close (54%) and the third most-feared scenario was the outbreak of international war (53%).
The survey also showed that 1 out of 2 residents polled were scared of a terror attack. However, among people beyond the age of 65, only 33% feared terrorism. Moreover, TNS noted that respondents with higher qualifications were mostly scared of expanding extremist politics.
Climate change and environmental catastrophes instilled fear in 42% of participants.
One quarter of the respondents had anxiety about unemployment, with 1 out of 3 people between the age of 18 and 24.
A minority of respondents were frightened of drug addiction, with only 1 out of 10 residents.