Future Household Finances

Survey Items

How do you think the material situation of your family will change in the next year? 1 = will probably get worse, 2 = will stay the same, 3 = will probably improve

And in the next 12 months do you think that your economic situation and that of your family will improve, stay the same or get worse compared to the way it is now? 1 = worse, 2 = the same, 3 = better

So far as you are concerned, do you think that [next year] will be better or worse than [this year]? (Alternative: What are your expectations for the year to come: will [next year] be better, worse or the same, when it comes to the financial situation of your household?; What are your expectations for the next twelve months: will the next twelve months be better, worse or the same, when it comes to…? The financial situation of your household.) 1 = worse, 2 = same, 3 = better

And regarding the future, do you expect that in the next year your personal economic situation will improve, get worse, or remain the same? 1 = will get worse, 2 = the same, 3 = will improve

What do you think your economic situation will be in five years time? 1 = a lot worse, 2 = a little worse, 3 = much the same, 4 = a little better, 5 = much better in five years

And in the next 12 months do you think that your economic situation and that of your family will be much better, a little better, about the same, a little worse or much worse compared to the way it is now? 1 = much worse, 2 = a little worse, 3 = about the same, 4 = a little better, 5 = much better

What do you think the economic situation of your family will be five years from now? Will it be: 1 = much worse, 2 = a little worse, 3 = about the same, 4 = a little better, 5 = much better

How do you think the financial position of your household will change over the next 12 months? (Alternative: And over the next 12 months, do you think the financial situation of your household will…) 1 = get a lot worse, 2 = get a little worse, 3 = stay the same, 4 = get a little better, 5 = get a lot better

What do you think the economic situation of your household will be in five years time? 1 = a lot worse, 2 = a little worse, 3 = about the same, 4 = a little better, 5 = much better

And what will your financial situation likely be in five years? 1 = much worse than today, 2 = somewhat worse than today, 3 = the same as today, 4 = somewhat better than today, 5 = much better than today

And would you say that in the coming two years the financial situation of your household will improve a lot, improve somewhat, get somewhat worse or get a lot worse? 1 = will get a lot worse, 2 = will get somewhat worse, 3 = will not change/ will stay about the same, 4 = will improve somewhat, 5 = will improve a lot