The fourth round of the Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey was undertaken to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on Irish society in November 2020. This survey was carried out between Thursday 12 November and Wednesday 18 November and was based on a sample of 5,105 persons aged 18 years and over. The survey utilised an online electronic questionnaire to produce a final achieved sample size of 1,585 individuals.
The topics covered in this publication include well-being, changes in consumption, compliance with official COVID-19 advice and positive impacts on life since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Analysis is provided across key personal and household demographic characteristics, reflecting how COVID-19 has impacted different people in different ways.
The main results of the fourth round of the Social Impact of COVID-19 survey are presented below.
Appropriateness of Level 5 response to managing COVID-19 related risk
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Aspects of life that has changed for the better since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis
Changes in consumption.
Compliance and other results
Personal concerns related to COVID-19
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 Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey November 2020: Perceptions and Expectations around Christmas and International Travel is to be published on Tuesday 1 December.
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