Attitudes and behaviour of citizens in the time of COVID 19 - January 2021

JANUARY 2021. The twetfth research by the Hendal agency on the attitudes and behavior of citizens during the coronavirus epidemic

Citizens' fear of COVID-19 infection is significantly reduced in January.

After the highest fear of infection recorded in November, and falling in December, concern about the infection continues to decline significantly in January (from 48% in November, 43% in December to 31% in January).

After a continuous decline in satisfaction with the work of the Government and relevant services in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, in January we recorded a slight increase in satisfaction, and over half of citizens do not support the decision to continue closing restaurants.

After the lowest satisfaction with the work of the Government and those relevant in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in November, in January we recorded a slight increase in satisfaction: 2.68 versus 2.50 in December (and 2.44 in November, 2.64 in October, 2, 79 in September, 2.87 in August, 2.94 in July, 3.15 in June, 3.63 in May, 3.75 in April and 4.02 in March).

Weaker satisfaction with the work of the relevant services is also evident in the fact that over half of the citizens (53%) do not support the decision to continue closing restaurants.

Citizens are still quite hesitant about the vaccine. One third of them are neutral in terms of trust in vaccines, with a higher share of those who do not trust them. The share of those who do not intend to be vaccinated and those who intend to or have already been vaccinated is equal.

39% of citizens do not trust new vaccines, 34% are neutral on the issue, and 27% believe in new vaccines. The intention to vaccinate is the same: 36% of citizens do not intend to be vaccinated, and 34% are planning or have already been vaccinated.

For most citizens, the earthquake did not raise additional concerns about the COVID-19 epidemic.

Although we were hit by two major threats at the same time (COVID-19 and major earthquake in the Sisačko-moslavačka County), 52% of citizens said that the earthquake had no effect on their concerns about the epidemic, while 28% is even more concerned about the epidemic after the earthquake.

The survey was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 500 Croatian citizens in mid-January 2021.

 

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