Essential Report

Financial situation during Covid-19 outbreak

Apr 14, 2020

Q. Which of the following best describes your financial situation during the Covid-19 outbreak?

NET: Agree 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03
I do not expect the Covid-19 will impact my income 23% 24% 26% 24%
I have sufficient savings to deal with a short-term loss of income 29% 28% 32% 26%
I will struggle with a short-term loss of income, but will get by 33% 31% 23% 29%
I will be in serious financial stress with short-term loss of income 16% 16% 20% 21%
Base (n) 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034

 

    Household Employment
  Total Have dependent children Do not have dependent children In paid employment Not in paid employment Retired
I do not expect the Covid-19 will impact my income 23% 15% 27% 13% 19% 49%
I have sufficient savings to deal with a short-term loss of income 29% 30% 29% 32% 20% 34%
I will struggle with a short-term loss of income, but will get by 33% 39% 29% 41% 34% 11%
I will be in serious financial stress with short-term loss of income 16% 17% 15% 13% 27% 6%
Base (n) 1,068 362 706 543 254 225

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