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Public attitudes to coronavirus: November update

This report presents findings from polling work, conducted between March and August 2021, on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

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7. Parents/Guardians

Following the 15th March, when most children in Scotland were able to return to school/nursery, parents/guardians were asked about the impact of Coronavirus on their children. 71% agreed with the statement ‘I have worried about the impact of the Coronavirus situation on my child/ children's mental health’.

Figure 36: Proportions of parents/guardians who agreed/disagreed that they have worried about their child/children’s mental health
Bar chart indicating 71% agree that they have worried about their child/children’s mental health.

Source: YouGov Scotland survey. Base: Adults with children aged 17 and under (excluding N/A)(n=143)

On 29-30 June and 10-11 August, parents/guardians were asked how likely or unlikely (on a scale of 0-10) they were to support their child/children aged 12-17 to receive a Covid vaccine. In June 62% of respondents said they were highly likely (scoring 8-10) to support a vaccine, and 18% highly unlikely (score 0-2). On 10-11 August 46% of respondents said they were highly likely to support a vaccine and 24% highly unlikely.

Figure 37: Likelihood of parents/guardians to support a Covid vaccine in their child/children aged 12-17 [18]
Bar chart showing on 29-30 June 62% were highly likely to support a Covid vaccine for their child/children, this was 46% on 10-11 August.

Source: YouGov Scotland survey. Base: Adults with children aged 12-17 and under (n=79-103)

Contact

Email: covid-19.behaviours@gov.scot

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