Habit change during the COVID-19 outbreak in Sweden 2020

In March 2020, the everyday behavior of Swedes changed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Within one week, Swedes reported to be washing their hands more often. While this was the case for 74 percent of the respondents surveyed between March 13 to 16, the numbers increased to 85 percent one week later. The same tendency were seen for using hand sanitizer and shopping online.

The first case of COVID-19 in Sweden was confirmed on February 4, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Change of habits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Sweden in 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

March 13-25, 2020

Number of respondents

725 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

For data from March 13-16, 2020, the number of respondents amounted to 1,452.

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