THE CORONA CRISIS
Userneeds measures the Danes’ experience of the corona crisis every week
Userneeds is, in collaboration with Moos-Bjerre, exploring the Danes’ experience with the corona crisis with the aim to follow the Danes development in the behavior, concerns and thoughts during the corona crisis. Week by week, the survey will be repeated among a representative sample of 1,000 Danes in order to have an updated picture of how Danes think and feel during the crisis.
In the danish newspaper Børsen, the results from the survey have been highlighted. You can read more at: (Please note the articles are in Danish.)
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The study is divided into 5 themes:
1) handling and actions, 2) unity and community, 3) behavior and knowledge, 4) jobs and finances, and 5) life quality and concerns.
The handling by the government
There is a decrease in the Danes’ support for the government. In the latest survey, 77 percent of the Danes show a support for the governments’ handling of the corona crisis, which is a decrease from the beginning of the crisis in which 87 percent showed a support.
Question: How good or bad do you think the government has handled the situation with the corona virus in Denmark?
The handling by the Prime Minister
The support for the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, has decreased. 76 percent believe that Mette Frederiksen has handled the crisis well, which is a decrease from the first results in which the percentage was 88 percent.
Question: How good or bad do you think the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, has handled the situation with the corona virus in Denmark?
Changes in behavior
Many Danes have avoided unnecessary contact with other people, but the part of Danes who avoid unnecessary contact has decreased from 86 percent to 74 percent. At the same time fewer Danes decline visits at friends or family and follow the news more often.
Question: Which of the following have you done as result of the corona virus (COVID-19)?
Probability of losing jobs
50 percent of the Danes think that they will definitely not lose their job as a result of the coronavirus and the restrictions on community activity. This is an increase since the first measures in which 38 percent were sure not to lose their job.
Question: How likely or unlikely is it that you lose your job as a result of coronavirus and the restrictions on community activity that should keep the infection from spreading?
Plans for summer vacation
46 percent of the Danes are planning to stay in their own home or cottage during the summer. This is an increase since week 17 in which only 21 percent of the Danes had this plan.
Question: Have you planned to do one or more of the following things during the summer?
Efficiency across sector
43 percent of private employees believe they are at least as productive as they were before the corona crisis. This percentage is a bit lower among the Danish employees in the public sector in which 39 percent believe they are at least as productive as before. At the same time, 9 percent of private employees say they are not currently working, and only 4 percent of the employees in the public sector are not working.
Question: If 100 percent corresponds to being just as productive in your work as before the corona crisis. How productive would you overall say you are in your work currently? Only asked respondents in employment
Podcast from Pollster
Are you interested in understanding the Danes experience of the COVID-19 situation? What impact does the situation have on Denmark in a political perspective?
Listen to this podcast from Pollster and get the answers. (The podcast is in Danish)