US President Donald Trump scares Germans more than the possibility of contracting the new coronavir, according to an annual poll published on Thursday about people’s fears.
More than half of the 2,400 people surveyed, or 53%, expressed concern that the US president’s policies are making the world more dangerous. But only about a third of those surveyed expressed fear of becoming infected with the new coronavirus.
In turn, the economic crisis caused by the new coronavirus pandemic frightened 48% of respondents, but 51% expressed concern about rising food prices, revealed the insurance company R + V, which conducted the survey in June and July.
Compared to last year, German concerns about domestic politics have eased, but fears about migration still come first.
This year, 43% of respondents expressed concern about immigration.
In general, people in Germany are more relaxed this year than in the last 30 years, according to a survey.
This year, the so-called fear index is estimated at 37 points, which is less than in 2016, when fears of terrorism, political extremism and migration pushed the figure to its highest level in ten years, ie 52 points.
“As a result of the pandemic, Germans are not panicking,” said an R + V spokeswoman.