December Update: What Worries Denmark

The What Worries Denmark study gives you monthly insight into the most pressing reported concerns of Danish citizens. Discover the December 2020 update below.

Read the update in Danish.

By initiating a Danish tracking study from January 2020, we can now see what keeps Danes up at night and how this change over the months and years. 

At the end of a very tough year, December showed us a similar story as November did. There was flat development across most of the top worries, albeit a slight drop in COVID-19 related worries (-3%), perhaps due to recent optimism over vaccine development and deployment.

Lack of trust in politicians increased by 3,5%, with many stating disapproval of the government's order to cull mink infected with the coronavirus without having legal authority to do so.


The Biggest Worries chart refers to an individual’s perception on the largest/most top-of-mind challenge Denmark is dealing with today.


The Total Worries chart encompasses the biggest worries and the respondents’ other worries combined.  


About the study
This study surveys a nationally representative sample of adults aged 18+ across various regions of Denmark, with 1000 interviews conducted per month. Weighting has been employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to the most recent Danish census data.

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