Measurements are ongoing since 21 March 2020. This is the third report and it is based on the period 9-16 April 2020. The target audience is the general public, 18 to 79 years old, and the selection has been made at random from Kantar Sifo’s online panel.
The main behavioral changes are the same as found during previous measurements (washing hands more frequently and more thoroughly, avoiding shaking hands, keeping up with the news more than usual), but we note that people are avoiding social activities outside the home to a greater extent than before and that they seem to avoid kissing and hugging to a slightly higher degree (an average of 51 percent across the entire measurement period, compared to an average of 59 percent during the last week). In addition, the percentage of people keeping up with the news more than usual has decreased from 70 percent (at most) to 63 percent. However, the average is holding fairly steady, currently at 67 percent.
The main concerns in the survey remain the same as before:
60 percent of those who responded to the survey think that the measures carried out in Sweden to limit the spread of the coronavirus are well-balanced between public health and the economy.
69 percent has a very positive or a positive outlook on the future based on how we succeed globally in handling the coronavirus.
The likelihood of becoming infected is still perceived as high by the younger age groups (18-29; 57 percent, and 30-49; 58 percent) compared to 25 percent in the age group 65-79 who believe it is likely.