4 in 5 people in 14 countries polled (including India)  staying home – COVID-19: Ipsos

inpost image-IPSOS lgobal poll COVID-19-MediaBrief1Ipsos poll says 4 in 5 people in 14 countries polled (including India)  are staying at home, to stop spread of COVID-19: Ipsos latest Poll. Japan is the exception, where people are not locked in. The countries with the biggest increase in self-isolation are Russia, Vietnam and Australia

The  latest Ipsos 15-Country Poll says 4 in 5 people, in 14 countries (including India), are staying at home, to stop the spread of COVID-19.

image-Amit Adarkar CEO Ipsos India-mediaAmit Adarkar, CEO – Ipsos India, says, “These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 within a short spell, has turned into a deadly pandemic.  Govts are enforcing complete lockdowns, for containment of the spread of the aggressive corona virus. Majority of Indians (like global citizens), are showing complete adherence to the restrictions imposed, by staying at home. Which seems to be the best solution, for controlling the flare.”

Interestingly, India is tied in with the US at the 7th spot on self-isolation (84%) and is preceded by the six markets of Spain (95%), Vietnam (94%), France (90%), Brazil (89%), Mexico (88%) and Russia (85%). Japan being the only exception, where only 15% claimed to be in self-isolation.

Ergo, majority of people in  at least 14 of the 15 countries covered, have gone into self-isolation, quarantining at home, to stop the spread of COVID-19.  In the survey of 28,000 people conducted from April 2 to 4, therefore, Japan had the lowest numbers for self-isolation.

The peak for reported self-isolation was achieved two weeks ago, in about half the countries surveyed, with almost miniscule reporting further, forward movement, since then.

However, respondents in a few countries showed slight declines in self-isolation, over the past week, including China down 4 percentage points, India (-3), and Germany (-3). The country with the biggest increase in self-isolation is Russia (+23 points), followed by Vietnam (+16), Australia (+11), and Mexico (+8).

Overall, the data shows the strategy of self-isolation has become well-accepted by populations in most of the countries surveyed. Not only are governments implementing the measures, but their citizens are mostly complying and staying home.

image-Ipsos-COVID19-Isolation-Research-MediaBriefThese are the results of an Ipsos survey conducted April 2nd to 4th, 2020 on the Global Advisor online platform among 28,000 adults aged 18-74 in Canada and the United States and 16-74 in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Where available, tracking results from previous studies, conducted through March and selected results from February are referenced by date.

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