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Information on public views and behaviours during the coronavirus crisis for 29 April to 2 May 2022.

Main findings

Perceptions of the threats posed by coronavirus remain at a low levels this wave, after falling significantly in January 2022.

The proportion of people only leaving home for essential journeys and people trying to keep two metres away from others when out are again at the lowest level recorded by this survey.  

Half of people wear a face covering to protect themselves from COVID, a fall compared to last wave. Levels of working from home among those in employment are at the lowest level yet recorded.

The Welsh Government and the NHS are generally seen to be doing a good job, with about two thirds of the Welsh public now saying the Welsh Government is doing a good job at containing the spread of the virus.

Over a quarter of people are concerned they will not be able to pay their bills one month from now.

Summary of methods

These are selected results from a regular survey tracking public views and behaviours on coronavirus. The study is conducted online by Ipsos MORI with adults in Wales aged 16 to 74. The Welsh Government has funded the survey on a regular basis since March 2020. It is broadly representative at population level, and the data is weighted to reflect the demographic profile of the adult population (in terms of gender and age) according to mid year population estimates. While online panels can have some limitations they do provide rapid turnaround of data in situations such as this.

Likely credibility intervals around the indicators will be in the region of +/- 4% to 5% for the Welsh boosted sample. Given the credibility intervals differences between waves should be interpreted with some caution.


Datasets and interactive tools

Survey of public views on the coronavirus (COVID-19), 29 April to 2 May 2022 , file type: ODS, file size: 21 KB

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