COVID-19 Trends – Majority of Britons remain concerned about the risk of COVID-19 to themselves and the country

The latest update shows concern about coronavirus is staying stable

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  • Gideon Skinner Head of Political Research
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New trend data from Ipsos MORI finds that 71% of Britons remain concerned about the risk of COVID-19 to them personally, which is just one percentage point lower than it was at the end of June.  Concern for the country as a whole also remains stable, down just three percentage points from 90% to 87% since the end of June. 

Concern for yourself

There has been a drop in the number of people saying they are very concerned about the risk to the country as a whole – at the end of June half of people (50%) were very concerned about the risk to the country as whole, this has now dropped to 42%. However, concern overall remains high.

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Technical note

Ipsos MORI interviewed an online sample of 1,067 British adults aged 18-75 in Great Britain using its online i:omnibus between 10th and 14th September 2020.  Data has been weighted to the known offline population proportions for age, working status and social grade within gender, government office region and education.

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  • Gideon Skinner Head of Political Research

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