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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on wellbeing: wave 3 - survey summary

Published: 9 Jun 2021

Findings from the final wave of a telephone survey we commissioned to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people in Scotland.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on wellbeing: wave 3 - survey summary
Annex A: Methodology

Annex A: Methodology

  • 1000 participants selected using random digit dialling; a similar number of participants to wave 1 (1000) and wave 2 (1004).
  • Quotas were set based on gender, working status, age, Scottish parliamentary region and tenure and weighted to ensure the sample was representative of the Scottish population.
  • The unweighted sample sizes for subgroups are shown in the table below.
  • Telephone interview lasting 15 minutes.
  • Topics included: wellbeing, work and finances, social contact and support and behaviours during the restrictions.
  • Questions were all closed (see Annex B).
  • 3 waves of interviews conducted April/May 2020, December 2020 and March 2021.
  • We identified differences in experiences based on: gender, age, household composition, income and those with long-term health conditions.

Table 1: Unweighted base sizes for wave 3

Category Unweighted base
Male 432
Female 564
SIMD quintile 1 139
SIMD quintile 2 161
SIMD quintile 3 192
SIMD quintile 4 226
SIMD quintile 5 213
Age 16-24 102
Age 25-34 164
Age 35-54 314
Age 55-69 277
Age 70+ 143
Disabled 192
Non-disabled 788
Urban 736
Rural 195

Contact

Email: covid-19.behaviours@gov.scot