Survey highlights week 20

  • Support for COVID-19 related measures placed by the government is falling.
  • Nearly half of US respondents think they should have priority access to a coronavirus vaccine if it is developed in their country.
  • Social distancing is the greatest impact of coronavirus crisis for the Europeans and Americans, whereas Africans and Asians worry more about getting sick.

The proportion of people wearing face masks is on the rise in Germany.

Even before the wearing of masks was made compulsory in enclosed spaces in Germany, their use was increasing.

Does exposure to the virus change what we think about people and organizations?

Those who had contact with someone who might have the virus have worse perceptions of the medical sector, their neighbors, and the media than the wider population.

Does exposure to the virus influence behaviors around the disease?

Those who might have been exposed to the disease are more likely to use more measures to stop the spread of the disease.

Where should a vaccine be made available first?

Those exposed to the virus are more likely to support priority access to a vaccine in their own country.

Stockpiling in Germany is on a downward trend

Nearly two in five respondents admitted stockpiling at the start of the survey. That had fallen by more than half by last weekend. Does this, truly, capture a downward trend? Or were supermarket closures because of public holidays at work in the data? Tell us your experiences by answering the survey!

Stockpiling by age breakdown

Older people are more likely to stockpile than younger people.

Stockpiled vs unavailable products

People are not stockpiling the goods that are most commonly unavailable.

Top five items that were unavailable

The majority of respondents struggled to find toilet paper.

Cross-country comparison

Who stockpiles more – Americans, Britons or Germans?

Four pillars of the Life with Corona survey

Life with Corona focuses on understanding how the spread of the coronavirus influences the lives of those who, both directly and indirectly, experience the pandemic.

Global Participation! More languages are now available.

We have received responses from across the globe! Thank you for taking part in the “Life with Corona” Study.

Climate Change or the Coronavirus Crisis?

In Germany, the coronavirus crisis tops climate change as the biggest societal challenge.

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