Russians taking preventing measures due to the coronavirus in 2020, by age

The largest share of Russians taking preventive measures in view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was recorded among people aged 46 to 60 years, which amounted to less than one quarter of survey participants in this age category in February 2020. Among young adults between 18 and 30 years old, 15 percent stated that they took any actions to prevent the disease, such as practicing good hygiene, taking medicines, strengthening the immune system with folk remedies, using masks, etc.

Do you take any preventive measures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak or not?

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

February 8-9, 2020

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents*

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Russians who heard about the coronavirus

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The given question was asked only among respondents who heard something about the coronavirus, or 99 percent of the total.

The survey was conducted in 104 municipalities in 53 federal subjects of Russia.

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