Respondents who fear being infected by the COVID-19 virus in Great Britain 2020

Through the duration of March 2020, the share of Brits who were scared of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) increased. In the first survey wave was found that 19 percent of British adults were fairly scared of contracting the virus, by the end of March this share had increased to 42 percent . The majority of Brits are still not fearful of contracting the Coronavirus, with 19 percent of respondents very scared in addition to the 42 percent who are fairly scared.
As of March 29, 2020, the United Kingdom had 19,522 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Share of respondents who fear being infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Great Britain as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 28 to March 27, 2020

Number of respondents

2,287 respondents

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question was worded in the source as: 'Which, if any, of the following statements BEST describes your feelings towards contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?"

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