Reaction to Covid-19

Apr 28, 2020

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

  27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03
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%
Base (n) 1,054 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 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%
Base (n) 1,054 526 528 343 332 379
  • 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%).

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