Almost 40 percent of Finns are worried about rising energy prices, according to a survey by YouGov, a British market research and data analytics company.
Respondents over the age of 45 said they were most concerned about energy price increases.
At the same time, 23 percent of respondents said they had changed their daily habits to save energy, including a reduction in time spent in the shower.
However inquiry noted that Finland and other northern European countries, as well as Switzerland, were less concerned about high energy prices than their counterparts in Germany, Austria, France, Spain and Italy.
More than 80% of Spanish respondents said they were very or very worried, compared with 76% in Italy and 67% in Germany.
Almost half of the Finnish respondents stated that they drive less than before the rise in gas and diesel prices. About 25 percent said they had also decided to spend less money on leisure activities and things like eating out at a restaurant so they had more money to spend refueling their vehicles.
An online survey also found that around 50% of people in these European countries fear that rising fuel prices will harm the economy as a whole.
More than three-quarters of Finns said they were in favor of tax cuts to clarify the situation, while almost as many (74 per cent) said the government should support commuters more. Just over 70 per cent said they were in favor of a temporary suspension of fuel taxes.
In the YouGov online survey, 1,089 Finns over the age of 18 took part in the survey, which was conducted from 14 to 31 March.
Source: The Nordic Page