Essential Report

Changing behaviour due to Covid-19

Apr 7, 2020

Q. Have you changed your behaviour in any of the following ways since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak?

  06/04 29/03 22/03
Increased personal hygiene measures (e.g. hand washing) 78% 79% 72%
Limited attending social spaces, shops, restaurants or group events 82% 75% 60%
Stopped physical greetings (e.g. shaking hands, kissing, hugging) 78% 73% 60%
Bought additional groceries to stock-up 38% 41% 33%
Reduced use of cash to pay for purchases 50% 43% 23%
Changed working patterns (e.g. changed hours, or working from home) 33% 33% 20%
None of these 3% 5% 12%
Base (n) 1,069 1,086 1,034

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Increased personal hygiene measures (e.g. hand washing) 78% 73% 83% 68% 78% 83% 80% 74%
Limited attending social spaces, shops, restaurants or group events 82% 77% 87% 70% 81% 89% 81% 83%
Stopped physical greetings (e.g. shaking hands, kissing, hugging) 78% 75% 82% 63% 77% 87% 79% 78%
Bought additional groceries to stock-up 38% 32% 44% 41% 41% 35% 40% 33%
Reduced use of cash to pay for purchases 50% 47% 54% 50% 52% 50% 51% 48%
Changed working patterns (e.g. changed hours, or working from home) 33% 32% 33% 46% 48% 17% 38% 23%
None of these 3% 4% 2% 2% 4% 3% 2% 5%
Base (n) 1,069 523 546 341 342 386 731 338

 

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