Survey on infection fears regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany 2020

17 percent of Germans had a strong fear of getting infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a survey conducted among members of the population in March 2020. The first confirmed coronavirus case in Germany was recorded in January 2020. Since then, confirmed case numbers have increased across the whole country. Find more global data on the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our Statista page.

How strong is your fear of being infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 30-31, 2020

Number of respondents

1,035 respondents

Special properties

Eligible to vote in Germany

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The survey question was asked in the following wording: "How strong is your concern that you or members of your family will be get infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?"
Percentages deviating from 100 percent: don't know/ no information.

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