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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About a third of the Austrians booked a trip last year, in particular people under the age of 60 and of higher educated class did that more often than the mean. About two-fifths of them booked a flight abroad, another quarter made a trip by car across the borders of Austria and one in five were on holidays in Austria.

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In the Austrian population there is a big gap between the perceived and the desired speed in life. On a scale of 1 to 7 (1 = time stays almost still, 7 = time changes very fast), the perceived speed is 4.8, the desired 3.5. There are no big differences between the results across all age groups.

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The Austrians are as confident as they haven't been for a long time. Since 2006, the population was not as optimistic about the coming year as this year. In fact, confidence has increased seven percentage points since last year, and the Austrians are less worried about the coming year.

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