According to a survey, every third German citizen sees no financial leeway for Christmas presents this year due to inflation. In a survey published on Monday by the opinion research institute Insa for the “Bild” newspaper, 31 percent stated that they had no money for it due to the crisis. 46 percent are convinced that they can buy Christmas presents despite the crisis.
According to this, almost half of people with a net household income of less than 2000 euros will not be able to buy any gifts for the festival this year.
Overall, 50 percent of those surveyed believe that the government's measures to combat the energy crisis will not help them survive the coming winter financially. Only 36 percent believe that the measures will help them.
As the survey also shows, more than one in four (28 percent) assumes that they will not be able to pay the energy costs in the coming months. 58 percent believe that they can handle it. More than one in five (23 percent) fears for their job due to the energy crisis. Two-thirds (67 percent) believe their job is not in jeopardy.