Three-quarters of the British public want lockdown extended, reveals new survey

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Is the British public getting comfortable with the lockdown or is coronaphobia creeping in?

A new YouGov poll has revealed that 75 per cent of Brits actually support extending the lockdown next week.

ANOTHER Ipsos MORI survey suggests that Brits are developing a fear of carrying out activities that people used to do pre-Covid-19.

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The new YouGov poll of 3,152 adults has revealed that 77 per cent of the British public would like to see the lockdown continue. In fact, 46 per cent said they would “strongly support” the decision to extend the lockdown, while 31 per cent said they would “somewhat support” an extension. Only 15 per cent are opposed to an extension, with 8 per cent saying they “did not know.”

Source: YouGov

Another recent poll carried out by Ipsos MORI, suggests that the majority of the public are actually nervous about doing everyday activities that they used to before the pandemic, from taking public transport to going out to eat or having a drink with mates – once the restrictions are lifted.

The Ipsos MORI survey reveals that 67 per cent of the British public would be uncomfortable with attending public events, and 61 per cent are uncomfortable about using public transport or going out to bars and restaurants. Approximately 43 per cent said that they worry about going shopping, and around 48 per cent cited discomfort with sending their children to school. Around 35 per cent are not comfortable with going back to work either. And another 33 per cent said they are actually uncomfortable about meeting friends and family, after the lockdown.


Which begs the question, is the British public getting comfortable with the lockdown, or has ‘coronaphobia’ set in? Whichever the case, it spells serious consequences for the UK’s economy.

Source: Ipsos MORI

 





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