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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
Community support

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Community support

Community activity

Respondents were shown a list of activities and asked to indicate those they had undertaken in the last week. Two-thirds had phoned/skyped, and a quarter had done shopping for a neighbour, friend or family member. A small proportion had signed up to formal volunteering activities, such as through a community organisation, a charity or the NHS. These measures have remained stable in April.

Figure 11: Proportion who had done each of the activities shown in the last week
Figure 11: Proportion who had done each of the activities shown in the last week

Source: YouGov weekly Scotland survey. Base (n=1002-1042)

Social capital

Respondents were asked about the extent to which they agreed or disagreed with statements about help and advice in their local area. Around half agreed that there was someone in the local area they could turn to for help and advice, and just over a third agreed they had provided help to someone locally who needed it.

Figure 12: Proportion who agree strongly/tend to agree with each of the statements show
Figure 12: Proportion who agree strongly/tend to agree with each of the statements show

Source: Ipsos MORI, Scotland data. Scottish base (n=652-665)


Contact

Email: covid-19.behaviours@gov.scot