With the coronavirus still active, summer poses a challenge to our behaviour
Responses are added to the survey every day, so we can track trends over time. In total, almost 9,000 people have now responded to the survey, which has been going on since 21 March.
Respondents who say they are following the recommendations to a lesser extent today than they were two weeks ago are now more numerous than those who say they are following the recommendations to a greater extent.
“Now that we’re the summer period, with greater opportunities to get out and to travel, many of us will find ourselves in situations that test our ability to stick to our good behaviour. But we have to stick to it. It’s each and everyone’s obligation to take responsibility for themselves and their own behaviour, regardless of how others are behaving,” says Svante Werger, an adviser at MSB.
The clearest outcome is the large number of people who say that they are sticking to it. Eight out of ten respondents say they are following the recommendations to the same extent today as they were 1¬–2 weeks ago, and this is a figure that has remained stable throughout the survey.
The share who believe it is likely they will be infected is at its lowest level so far during the survey. Residents in Stockholm and the rest of eastern Sweden are over-represented among those stating that it is quite likely or very likely that they will become infected. Residents in southern Sweden and on Gotland are under-represented in this group of respondents.