Signals #8: Understanding the coronavirus crisis

This eighth edition of our Signals digest brings together Ipsos’ latest research on coronavirus from our teams around the world.

PUBLIC OPINION ON CORONAVIRUS

Can COVID-19 be spread via children, animals or even through 5G technology? Our latest 16-country survey explores the public’s understanding on how the virus can be transmitted. Read more.

CLIMATE CHANGE & COVID-19

While 2019 may have been the year of climate emergency, 2020 is clearly the year of COVID-19. Our new report sets out what we can learn from two parallel crises and examines the emerging mandate for a “green” recovery. Read more.

WHAT WORRIES THE WORLD?

Global concern about coronavirus is diminishing slightly as worry shifts towards unemployment – now at the highest level recorded in five years. However, COVID-19 remains the top issue overall, as well as in 18 of the 27 countries surveyed. Read more.

OUR CHANGING FOOD HABITS

Spending more time in the kitchen during coronavirus has offered the opportunity for more creative cooking. Our study on food habits in the MENA region finds families are focusing on healthy eating. Read more.

MAINTAINING BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

Coronavirus has raised the challenge of not only the adoption, but also the long-term maintenance of new behaviours. Our behavioural science guidance on how to make these changes stick incorporates the social and cultural dimensions of the pandemic. Read more.

SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL

We look at some recent data from Brazil, one of the countries worst-hit by the coronavirus crisis. This is reflected in the national mood as seven in 10 say the country is heading in the wrong direction. Read more.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE US

Social distancing is relaxing but coronavirus concerns rebound as almost two-thirds of Americans say that returning to their pre-COVID life is risky. We review the latest polls against the backdrop of the protests following the murder of George Floyd. Read more.

SPOTLIGHT ON ITALY

Following the reopening of the country, our latest report from Italy records a small increase in the perceived threat of the virus for individuals and local communities, but there is greater confidence that a second lockdown isn’t on the cards. Read more.

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