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Attitudes towards the Finnish health authorities' handling of the COVID-19 outbreak

In March 2020, 75 percent of the Finnish people had a positive opinion about the health authorities' (e.g. Terveyden ja hyvinvoinninlaitos, THL) efforts to tackle COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Around 20 percent estimated that the health authorities has handled the situation somewhat or very poorly. According to the survey, the national health authorities received more criticism than the government, which was viewed more favourably (82 percent) by the respondents.

The first COVID-19 case in Finland was confirmed on January 29, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

How do you think the national health authorities have handled the coronavirus outbreak?

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 24-25, 2020

Number of respondents

1,805 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Miten terveysviranomaiset, esimerkiksi THL, ovat suoriutuneet koronavirustilanteen hoitamisessa?".

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