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Economy questionnaire results

As part of its research into the true effect of the credit crunch and rising cost of living, Panorama asked UK residents to answer a short online questionnaire on their finances. In just over two weeks, 8,770 took the time to fill it in. Here are the full results:

1. Have your monthly household outgoings risen in the last year?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 108
Up by 50 or less 1,530
Up by 50 to 150 4,117
Up more than 150 2,479
Outgoings have gone down 216
No change 320
Total 8,770

2. Have your mortgage repayments gone up in the last year?

Answer Number of People
Chose not to answer 326
No 5,431
Yes, less than 100 a month 1,748
Yes, between 100-199 a month 815
Yes, between 200-299 a month 236
Yes, by more than 300 a month 214
Total 8,770

3. Which one of the following items has risen the most?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 111
Fuel 3,647
Food 1,917
Energy bills 2,176
Mortgage repayments 689
Clothing 16
Other 101
Total 8,770

4. Are you spending less on any of the following?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 1,100
Eating out 2,607
Food 1,078
Fuel 1,159
Clothing 620
Holidays 1,289
Other 381
Total 8,770

5. Have you lost your job due to the current economic downturn?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 207
Yes 384
No 8,179
Total 8,770

6. Do you feel more or less secure in your job than last year?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 248
Less secure 3,637
More secure 510
No change 4,375
Total 8,770

7. Are you managing to survive on your monthly salary or do you have to borrow money?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 189
Yes, managing 6,459
No, need to borrow more 2,122
Total 8,770

8. Have you had to pay for your mortgage using a credit card in the last year?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 312
No 8,067
Yes, once 153
Yes, a couple of times 148
Yes, more than twice 54
Every month 36
Total 8,770

9. Do you have debts other than your mortgage? If so, how much?

Answer Number of people
Chose not to answer 134
No debts 3,106
Yes, under 1,000 880
Yes, between 1,000 - 9,999 2,732
Yes, between 10,000 - 19,999 1,161
Yes, over 20,000 757
Total 8,770

How The Economy Got Personal will be on at 8.30pm on BBC One on 1 September.




SEE ALSO
How The Economy Got Personal
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