Information on public views and behaviours during the coronavirus crisis for 8 to 11 October 2021.
This is not the latest release in the series: Survey of public views on the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Perceptions of the threats posed by coronavirus have remained stable. As the vaccination roll-out continues and restrictions have been eased in Wales, the proportion who believe coronavirus poses a high level of threat to them personally and their country remain at fairly low levels.
The proportion of people only leaving home for essential journeys has remained stable. Around half of people report continuing to try to keep two metres away from others when out. The Welsh Government and the NHS are generally seen to be doing a good job, with just under three quarters of the Welsh public now saying the Welsh Government is doing a good job at containing the spread of the virus.
The Welsh public continue to think the coronavirus pandemic will have a personal financial impact on them. Around 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): 8 to 11 October 2021 , file type: ODS, file size: 9 KB
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