Q. Which of the following is closer to your personal views of the Covid-19 outbreak?
|There has been an over-reaction to the threat of Covid-19||15%||14%||13%||17%||18%||33%|
|The response to the threat of Covid-19 is about right||68%||63%||59%||46%||39%||39%|
|The threat of Covid-19 has been under-estimated||18%||24%||29%||37%||43%||28%|
|There has been an over-reaction to the threat of Covid-19||15%||18%||12%||21%||15%||10%|
|The response to the threat of Covid-19 is about right||68%||65%||70%||63%||67%||72%|
|The threat of Covid-19 has been under-estimated||18%||18%||18%||16%||18%||18%|
- Two-thirds of people (68%) now believe the reaction to the threat of Covid-19 has been about right, with the proportion saying that the threat has been underestimated decreasing for a fourth week to just 18%.
- 18-34 year olds are most likely to say that there has been an over-reaction to the threat of Covid-19 (21%) compared to those over 35 (12%).
Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.
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