Avoiding physical contact while greeting people to avoid COVID-19 in France 2020

This statistic shows the behavior of French people when greeting others in light of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in France 2020. In February 2009, up to 30 percent of French people were very worried at the idea of shaking hands with people from Asia.

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

February 28-29, 2020

Number of respondents

1,004 people

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Toujours à propos de cette épidémie, diriez-vous que le gouvernement..."

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