The greatest source of German angst are the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an insurance company's survey of the deepest fears plaguing the country's people.
Trump's policies were named as the top fear factor by 69 percent of respondents in the annual survey, in which last year's number one issue, terrorism, was bumped down to fifth place.
"More than two-thirds of Germans have a great fear that the politics of Donald Trump are making the world a more dangerous place," said survey institute director Brigitte Roemstedt.
The second greatest concern was mass immigration (named by 63 percent), followed in third place by social tensions this influx has created (also 63 percent), according to the nationwide poll of more than 2,300 respondents.
"This is reinforced by Trump's attacks against Germany," Schmidt of the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, who advises the center, said in a statement.
The next major worry for Germans was, at number four in the survey with 61 percent, general doubt about their politicians' capacity to handle the complex problems they face.
The survey this year was carried out among 2,335 respondents aged 14 years or older between June 8 and July 18, with a total of 21 set questions. »