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Published: 30 July 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 12:43

Fewer expecting to become infected

Responses to Kantar Sifo’s survey remain relatively unchanged, and trust in government agencies’ handling of the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden remains constant. Also, fewer and fewer respondents say they are worried about becoming infected with the virus.

The aim of the survey is to monitor public opinion and behaviour relating to covid-19. Just over 13,000 people have responded to the survey since 21 March this year. The target group is the general public aged 18–79, and the sample is drawn randomly from Kantar Sifo’s online panel.

Less concern about infection

Among the concerns that Kantar Sifo monitors, the greatest worries continue to be about increased unemployment and serious financial problems for many companies, as well as about how the welfare system will cope with the effects of the coronavirus. At the same time, fewer people believe they risk becoming infected – this figure has gone from 50 per cent at the end of March to 29 per cent currently. A majority of respondents, 80 per cent, state that they are following the recommendations from government agencies to the same extent as before.

Almost 7 in 10 intend to get vaccinated

On vaccination, 66 per cent say that they will most likely get vaccinated. Most of those replying ‘yes’ to this question are in the 65–79 age group (83 per cent). The corresponding share in the 18–29 age group is 55 per cent. Men are more positive to getting vaccinated than women, with 71 per cent of men saying they will most likely get vaccinated, while the corresponding figure for women is 61 per cent.

The elderly, the ill and care staff to be prioritised

People over the age of 70, certain groups with underlying illnesses, and care staff will be the first to get access to a vaccine against covid-19. Prioritisation between these groups has not been fully clarified, and priorities may change if the vaccine should have a negative impact on any of the groups.
As ever it remains important to follow the recommendations on keeping a distance to other people and on regularly washing your hands with soap and water.

Data collection is done using an online questionnaire produced by Kantar Sifo.

Published: 30 July 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 12:43

Latest reviewed: 30 July 2020

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