Fear of unemployment increased in seven countries on the continent in crisis and a major concern for 72 per cent of Spanish respondents, 69 percent of French and 32 percent of Germany.
Overall, Germany is the most prone to worry in general, while Ireland and Sweden are the most exuberant, according to research by the non-profit market research group GfK.
On average, respondents named two problems, while Germany came up with an average of 2.5 problems, making them Europe's top worriers. Sweden and Ireland named only 1.2 concerns the average.
Europe-wide top ten order problem is, after unemployment, inflation, economic stability, health systems, as rental housing, government, pensions, education, corruption and crime.
Each year the group asked respondents to freely answer the question "What, in your opinion, are the most pressing issues that need to be resolved" in their country.
Environmental challenges such as climate change or security issues such as terrorism threat does not make the top ten "Challenges of Europe 2013" survey.
Unemployment is a major concern for 37 percent overall, and in all countries except the Netherlands, where the biggest concern is the stability of the economy, and Russia, where people are most concerned about inflation.
Corruption gets in ten perceived problem for the first time, especially since 27 percent of respondents named it as a concern in Spain amid government corruption scandal.
For the survey, a total of 13,300 people were interviewed in Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain and Sweden and, for the first time, Ireland.