In an open question, the Austrians state three main characteristics of Europe that distinguishes us from the rest of the world: It is our culture and history, our quality of life combined with our prosperity and the diversity of cultures, religions and languages. Technical progress, biotechnologies or digitization aspects are hardly mentioned. Environmental protection also does not serve as a distinguishing feature in this spontaneous query.

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Almost every second Austrian is at least somewhat of the opinion that performance in one's profession is no longer really worthwhile in Austria. However, an almost identical group is convinced of the opposite. Nearly two thirds of the respondents believe that it is still possible to rise socially through one's own strength and a lot of work.

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There is a clear stalemate in the comparison of opportunities and risks, for one's own personal environment and for society as a whole. The biggest changes are expected to come from artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D printing. Attitudes towards digitisation: The majority of Austrians believe that the digital change is having a negative impact on the job market and at the same time that the lives of the Austrians are being made easier by digital change.

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The priority life goals of the population are: a harmonious family life, social security and a peaceful and free life. In midfield of life goals: to create your own possession and thus property. High satisfaction prevails in the own current housing situation. Property is associated with ownership, so something that belongs to you personally. Motives for property: not to pay rent anymore for someone else, to improve the quality of life and the realization of a dream.

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The importance of the European Union is increasing among the Austrian population. Almost three-fifths of the population believe that Austria's membership in the EU is at least quite important. This is the highest importance since 1996 and seems to reinforce the trend reversal since 2016.

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