Behavior change of people after the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) Japan 2020

According to a survey conducted by the Nippon Research Center in March 2020, approximately 75 percent of respondents in Japan stated that they began to consciously wash hands and gargle more thoroughly than usual after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). More than half of the respondents wore face masks whenever they went out of the house during the surveyed period.

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Conscious behavior change of people in Japan after the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of March 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 13 to 26, 2020

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

15-79 years

Special properties

multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Have you behaved in a following way in the last month being conscious about the coronavirus disease?"

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