#SheSurveys – Are You Worried About The Coronavirus Outbreak?

March 9, 2020

Being a little more fastidious when it comes to personal hygiene is the main change to the lifestyles of SheSociety readers as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

More hand washing as well as “being aware” of touching door handles, gym equipment and other things in public, headed the list of measures readers planned to reduce the likelihood of catching the virus. 

But no panic buying of food and toilet paper etc in case of being forced to self quarantine.  

Overall, most of our readers (concentrated in the 30-60 age group) are not worried about the virus, which began in China in December last year, becoming a major problem in Australia. 

Nearly 74 percent (who were all aged 30-60) said “No” when asked if they thought  it would become a major problem compared to 21.05 per cent (who were under 30) who responded “Yes”.

Surprisingly, people over 60 were less worried than younger age groups.

More than 70 per cent of respondents, concentrated this time in the under 30 age group, said they supported the Federal Government’s handling of the outbreak.

Other results from the survey showed people generally were not changing travel plans, although they intended to take precautions against catching the virus while overseas.

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