The fifth round of the Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey was undertaken to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on Irish society in February 2021. This survey was carried out between Tuesday 9th February and Monday 15th February and was based on a sample of 5,247 persons aged 18 years and over. The survey utilised an online electronic questionnaire to produce a final achieved sample size of 1,621 individuals.
The topics covered in the survey included well-being, the impact of school closures, holiday plans in 2021 and COVID-19 vaccination. Analysis is provided across key personal and household demographic characteristics, reflecting how COVID-19 has impacted different people in different ways. This publication focuses on the well-being topic. On Friday 26th February, the CSO will publish results related to the impact of school closures and on Monday March 1st we will publish results related to holiday plans in 2021 and COVID-19 vaccination.
|Due to a processing error, the 2013, 2018 and April 2020 values for the Low, Medium and High satisfaction indicators were incorrectly reported. Figure 2.3 and Table 2.2b, and related text have been corrected as of 11.00am on 13/10/21.|
Compliance and other results
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.
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