Health insurance worries consumers the most

Swiss consumers’ main concern last year was rising health insurance premiums, followed by “alcohol abuse and an increasing propensity to violence among youth”.

This content was published on January 11, 2012 - 13:26 and agencies

In third place was aggressive advertising, according to a poll carried out by the Swiss Consumers’ Forum. Overall, the forum noted, people were more worried in 2011 than in the previous year.

Certain topics were cited more frequently than in other years, the forum said on Wednesday. These included rising electricity and energy costs as well as the prices and service of Swiss Federal Railways.

Among the other issues were pornography on the internet and in other media and excessive debt due to “uncontrolled consumption”.

Around 1,000 Swiss across the country were surveyed for the poll between November 17 and December 4, 2011.

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