According to a survey done without Good Finance, we Swedes are actually not so dangerously worried about a financial crisis. Most Swedes are not worried at all and only a few are very worried. Despite quite large turbulence on the stock exchange, few have sold their shares.
Thoughts on the financial situation
The survey was conducted with 1000 people asking some questions about the Swedes’ thoughts on the financial situation. Only 7 percent were very worried about the debt crisis and 21 percent were a little worried. However, the entire 28 per cent are not worried about the main thing and the largest record of 32 per cent has no idea at all.
People have sold any shares in the past week
The same survey also asked if people have sold any shares in the past week and only about 2 percent said they sold most of their shareholding. However, about half of those surveyed said they did not own any shares. Either it may be that they have already sold off, but most likely is that there are actually many who are not so interested in shares.
Feel pretty secure in their private finances
This survey may not say a great deal but still provides a good indication of the finger. Although the financial situation is a little tougher and the stock market is swaying, the Swedes feel pretty secure in their private finances. One of the reasons why many are not worried even though the stock market feels nervous is perhaps simply because many do not trade so much with shares and are not affected at that level.
Since Sweden is also a country with a generally stable economy, it is also quite remote with debt crisis just for us. However, we are obviously affected by the fact that countries such as Greece, the USA, Italy and Spain have a poor economy. This basically affects the whole world. Still, it feels kind of nice that the Swedes are calm, as long as they also pay attention.