Schwerin (dpa / mv) - The statistical office in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is looking for 2000 households who want to provide information about their finances for a large-scale consumer survey. The office announced on Tuesday that the sample income and consumption sample (EVS) is the largest voluntary survey of official statistics in Germany. Among other things, they are asked about the level of expenditure on food, housing and mobility. The motto is "Where is my money?"
The EVS provides important facts about what people in Germany spend how much money on. For example, the data formed the basis for determining support payments for children and adults. According to the information, they are also included in the calculation of the inflation rate.
The Statistical Office emphasized that data protection and confidentiality would be fully guaranteed, as with all surveys by the Statistical Office. "All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes," the statisticians assured.