A new survey of the opinion research institute “IMAS” revealed that Austrians think living in Austria was better 40 years ago. There was not such a criminality as today, and nobody had to fear the security of his pension plan.
70 percent of the interviewed persons moan about the high criminality in Austria. 59 percent believe that working was easier and more pleasant and there was no discussion about the pension plan as well. 58 percent worry about the increasing divorces and loose morals.
Every second Austrian believes that immigration displaces the Austrian way of life which leads to a fall in value and a renunciation from religion and faith.
But not all Austrians think that everything was better 40 years ago. 30 percent see an increase in social security, more social equity, and more rights to a say for the citizens. Even 11 percent believe that there is more helpfulness today. Only 8 percent have the opinion that Austria became more beautiful because of immigration.