The Covid-19 pandemic has “wiped out” the dreams of change of Italians: two families out of three – 66.4% of the total – have had to give up their life plans, or at least postpone their realization. To say this is a survey carried out by the Agi news agency with the Swg institute.
The survey shows, for example, that 65% of families had to review their real estate investment choices and that 54% were forced to postpone the prospect of changing residence. 56.3% of those who were actively looking for a job also stopped doing it or changed the direction of their searches.
It is, explains the Agi-Censis Report, a “compressed energy” of the country that can only be deployed with the exit from the pandemic.
According to the research, 15% of families have definitively given up on a financial investment they had put in place. It goes up to 16.1% for the purchase of a property. Similar percentages concern the renunciation of transfers of residence (13.8%), the active search for a job by at least one family member (13.6%) or a previously planned change of work activity
Not very dissimilar percentages are found with regard to families that have not definitively canceled these activities, but modified them, reshaping their projects or those of their members individually. The change in objectives in the “training” and “work” areas is particularly significant, with percentages of 27.7% and 24.6% respectively.
The return to normal? For most Italians it will take well over a year. And there are also – between 5% and 15% of the respondents – who even believe that there will be no return to the previous situation.
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