Level of fear of contracting COVID-19 India 2020 by age group

According to a survey conducted to understand how different generations are coping with the fear of novel coronavirus outbreak in India, it was seen that a majority of the older, baby boomers generation were least afraid of contracting the virus. At the same time, over 30 percent of millennials said they were fairly scared.
The country went into lockdown on March 25, 2020, the largest in the world, restricting 1.3 billion people.
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Level of fear of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) among Indians in 2020, by age group

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 10, 2020 to March 15, 2020

Number of respondents

1,054 respondents

Special properties

among adult online population

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
"Which, if any, of the following statements best describes your feelings towards contracting the Coronavirus(COVID-19)?"

Gen Z - born between 2000 and 2012
Millennial - born between 1982 and 1999
Gen X - born between 1965 and 1981
Baby Boomer - born between 1946 and 1964

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