People's feelings during coronavirus outbreak in China 2020, by type

The swift spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, first detected in early December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has caused a huge impact on Chinese economy and all Chinese New Year celebrations were cancelled. According to a survey on the public life and emotional state in China in late January 2020, anxiety was the most frequent emotion with the highest average score of 3.69 on a scale between one and five. Sadness was the second-highest with 3.63 points. However, many Chinese people had faith in the government's disease control measures as respondents evaluated their feeling of confidence with 3.25 points on average.

Public emotional state during coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in China as of January 27, 2020, by type (in average points)*

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

January 27, 2020

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Special properties

excluding Hong Kong and Macau

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The score ranged from one to five, with one representing "rarely had the corresponding emotion" and five representing "always".

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