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Public attitudes to coronavirus: April summary

Published: 8 May 2020

High level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Scotland.

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Public attitudes to coronavirus: April summary
Impact of Coronavirus

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Impact of Coronavirus

Financial impact

Respondents were asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed with statements about financial impact and economic recovery, and also for their level of concern towards a number of different situations. As shown in Figure 2, three out of four respondents expect there to be a financial impact on themselves and their family; and a quarter were also very/extremely concerned about paying their bills. Results for these measures have remained relatively stable throughout April.

Figure 2: Proportion who agree/agree strongly or were very/extremely concerned with the statements shown
Figure 2: Proportion who agree/agree strongly or were very/extremely concerned with the statements shown

Source: Ipsos MORI, Scotland data. Scottish base (n=568-668)

Health impacts

To understand the perceived health risk of Coronavirus, respondents were asked how serious they considered the 'personal risk of the virus' to be. The proportion who considered it an extremely/very serious risk increased between the end of March and middle of April. Conversely, the proportion who thought it very/somewhat likely that someone close to them would be infected fell over the same period.

Figure 3: Proportion who answered extremely/very serious risk or very/somewhat likely to the statements shown
Figure 3: Proportion who answered extremely/very serious risk or very/somewhat likely to the statements shown

Source: Ipsos MORI, Scotland data. Scottish base (n=568-668)


Contact

Email: covid-19.behaviours@gov.scot