The Portuguese are more than the European average concerned about the consequences of the war in Ukraine, namely the rising cost of living and the possibility of the conflict spreading to other countries, Eurobarometer shows.
According to the latest Eurobarometer published this Thursday and which surveyed 1,028 Portuguese citizens out of 26,431 citizens of European Union (EU) member states, 91% of Portuguese are “concerned” about the possibility of the virus spreading to other countries of the country from the war that began on February 24 last year in Ukraine.
Percentage of concerned citizens with this possibility ten percentage points higher than the European average. Only 7% of respondents say that they are not worried about the possible spread of the conflict to other territories.
The most concerned about the possibility of spreading the Ukrainian conflict are the Portuguese aged 40 to 54 years (96%). The 25 to 39 age group has the lowest percentage, although it is close to 90%.
Among the younger population, the Portuguese, who were 15 at the time of the Eurobarometer, are most concerned about the scenario of the war spreading to other countries (95%).
However, despite the war in Ukraine, the report shows that 98% of the Portuguese surveyed are concerned about the socio-economic consequences of the conflict, namely the rising cost of living, such as rising house prices. food and energy products. The European average for this parameter is 93%.
All national respondents, working or entrepreneurial, expressed concern about the possibility of worsening living conditions due to the war.
The survey shows that 98% of Portuguese have difficulty paying their bills almost every month.