For many people around the world, this year’s Christmas will be marked by a tentative return to normality as Covis-19 related restrictions have eased up all around but this is not it, general increase in prices will also have an effect on purchases and celebrations this year.
According to an Ipsos study carried out in 12 countries, an average of 85 percent of the surveyed respondents said that they feel excited about the end of year celebrations, and one third said that they are even more excited than last year.
At the same time, this enthusiasm in people is running counter to the levels of stress that these respondents feel due to the current levels of inflation. On an average, almost nine in ten respondents said that they feel stressed about the effect of rising prices, and 55 percent are more stressed as compared to last year.
As the infographic demonstrates, Romania is the country where stress is most widespread. Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of the country’s respondents said that thanks to price increases they feel more stressed this year about the end-of-year and Christmas celebrations than in 2021. The share of people saying that they feel more stressed this year is quite high even in the United States, at 50 percent. The lowest stress levels in the nations analyzed could be seen in Brazil, at 28 percent.
Financial worries will certainly impact what Christmas will look like for many this year, as, on average globally, half of the people surveyed expect rising costs to have a noteworthy bearing on their holiday shopping and 40 percent have the same idea for their celebrations.
Infographic by: statista