NISRA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Opinion Survey Phase 1 Results

Date published: 10 July 2020

The results from Phase 1 of the NISRA Coronavirus (COVID-19) survey were published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency. These results are based on 925 interviews with members of the public carried out in the period 21 April to 22 June 2020.

Key findings

  • The survey found just over three quarters of people (76%) said that they were very worried or somewhat worried about the effect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was having on their lives.
  • Just under one third of people (31%) thought it would be more than a year before life returns to normal. A further 6% said that life would never return to normal.
  • The survey found the most common way that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was affecting their lives was on their ability to make plans, with 66% saying this was being affected.
  • Just over one third of people (34%) expected the financial position of their household to get worse in the next 12 months.
  • The survey found nine out of ten people (90%) expected the general economic situation to get worse in the next 12 months. Almost six out of ten people (59%) said that they expected it to get a lot worse.
  • The vast majority of people (84%) said they had avoided contact with older people or other vulnerable people in the previous seven days because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The results and associated tables are available on the NISRA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Opinion Survey webpage.



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