Opinion on government handling of PPE supply in the UK as of May 2020

In May 2020, a survey carried out in the UK found that the majority of British respondents disapproved of the government's handling of access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. According to the results, 22 percent of respondents somewhat disapproved of the government's handling, while a further 37 percent strongly disapproved.

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To what extent do you approve, or disapprove, of the Government’s handling of access to PPE (personal protective equipment) for NHS staff and essential workers during the coronavirus situation so far?

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 27 to May 28, 2020

Number of respondents

2,012 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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