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Published: 2 June 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 08:26

Concern about consequences of the coronavirus

Since 21 March Kantar Sifo has been asking Swedish citizens regularly about their perceptions and behaviour during the pandemic. In total, more than 7,300 people have responded to these surveys. The latest report shows that fewer people today than a few weeks ago say they are worried about the consequences that the situation may have for their own families.
  • The greatest number of these respondents express concern about socioeconomic consequences: unemployment, financial difficulties for businesses and the welfare system.
  • There is a general tendency for decreasing concern.
  • Concern that the medical care services will not have the capacity to take care of me or members of my family is at its lowest level so far during the surveys. 

As of 14 May a new question about this is included in the survey: What best describes you in terms of how you follow the recommendations from government agencies and social institutions for preventing the spread of the coronavirus? 

Do you follow the recommendations:

• to a greater extent today than you did 1–2 weeks ago

• as much today as you did 1–2 weeks ago, or

• to a lesser extent than you did 1–2 weeks ago?


The aim is to monitor, on a continuous basis, public opinion regarding e g people’s degree of concern for various possible consequences of covid-19, trust in various stakeholders’ management of its spread, and what measures individuals themselves are taking to reduce the risk of being exposed.

Target group and sample

The general public aged 19–79. The sample is drawn randomly from Kantar Sifo’s online panel. The ambition is to carry out 100 interviews net per day. The survey has been going on since 21 March 2020.


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


Published: 2 June 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 08:26

Latest reviewed: 2 June 2020

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