The second round of the Social Impact of COVID-19 survey was undertaken to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on Irish society in June 2020. This household survey was carried out between Wednesday 10 June and Wednesday 17 June and was based on a sample of 5,566 persons aged 18 years and over. The survey utilised an online electronic questionnaire and telephone interviewing to produce a final achieved sample size of 1,693 individuals.
This publication covers topics including health, personal concerns, spending, working life and compliance with official COVID-19 advice. Analysis is provided across key personal and household demographic characteristics, reflecting how COVID-19 has impacted different people in different ways. Where survey questions are common to both the first (April) and second (June) rounds of this survey, comparative analysis is provided.
Changes in Income and Expenditure
The results presented in this publication have been weighted to best reflect the population. Due to time and resource constraints, there were limitations on the sample size and selection methodology. Consequently, caution must be exercised when making inferences to the entire population from these results. Nonetheless, this data provides a valuable insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of many people in Ireland. For further details on the survey methodology, see Background Notes.
A second publication focusing on survey questions related to comfort levels around partaking in various activities with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions is to be published on Thursday 25 June.
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