Reaction to Covid-19

Apr 21, 2020

Q. Which of the following is closer to your personal views of the Covid-19 outbreak?

  20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03
There has been an over-reaction to the threat of Covid-19 14% 13% 17% 18% 33%
The response to the threat of Covid-19 is about right 63% 59% 46% 39% 39%
The threat of Covid-19 has been under-estimated 24% 29% 37% 43% 28%
Base (n) 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034

 

    Gender Age Group
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
There has been an over-reaction to the threat of Covid-19 14% 16% 11% 23% 10% 9%
The response to the threat of Covid-19 is about right 63% 58% 67% 56% 64% 67%
The threat of Covid-19 has been under-estimated 24% 26% 22% 21% 26% 24%
Base (n) 1,051 525 526 341 325 385
  • The proportion of people judging the response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been steadily increasing for the past four weeks and has now reached 63% (up from 39% last month).

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