Every second Austrian considers Austria’s membership in the EU as at least rather important; about one third shares an opposing view. For the first time since 1996, the majority of the population attaches importance to the EU membership. This public opinion is exactly the opposite of 2014.

 

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Top performers, hence people which are highly engaged and qualified, can be found among all social layers and professions. 43 percent of the Austrian population are fully convinced of this statement and about 36 percent at least somewhat agree.

 

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For nearly every second Austrian Sunday is a day of rest and relaxation. One third reserves this day of the week for hobbies and activities, 16 percent treat the Lord’s Day as an ordinary day working and doing chores.

 

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More than three fifths of the population have already noticed the so-called “Heads Down Society”, i.e. people that are focused on their mobile phones, smartphones etc. and thus are hardly aware of their social surrounding. Regarding the current Pokémon Go-hype this impression might further increase. More than every second Austrian assumes that this phenomenon will further intensify in the future.

 

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