Consumer opinions on stockpiling during the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK 2020

The new strain of coronavirus, Covid-19, has led many countries to take drastic social distancing measures, and has driven consumers to supermarkets to stock up on foodstuffs, hygiene, and over-the-counter medical products such as vitamins and pain relievers. However, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos, an overwhelming majority of British consumers (61 percent) think it is not acceptable to stockpile during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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"Which of the following items, if any, do you think it is acceptable for members of the public to buy in large quantities at the moment?"

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 13-16, 2020

Number of respondents

1,074 respondents

Special properties

British adults

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Data are weighted to match the profile of the population. All polls are subject to a wide range of potential sources of error."

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