Precautionary measures fighting against the COVID-19 transmission have been implemented nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way of prevention is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Hence, social distancing, wearing face masks, and border lockdowns were carried out to protect every individual.
As expectations on COVID-19 vaccines arise as these continue to be rolled out in several countries, local governments are very strict when it comes to complying with the necessary steps needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Government-implemented pandemic precautionary measures, particularly in the Asian region, are evident within the community.
- In terms of awareness, the majority are extremely aware (35%) of the COVID-19 safety rules in their country.
- Out of the common COVID-19 precautionary measures, respondents are most comfortable with social distancing, wearing a face mask/shield, and complying with curfews.
- Predominantly, people think that governments put curbing COVID-19 cases as a “high priority.”
From a sampling population of 20,000 respondents, 83.3% of them are males while 16.7% are females. In this case, men showed more interest in sharing their opinions regarding pandemic precautionary measures. Significantly, the 29-39 age group comprises 8,882 respondents while the 19-29 age group has 7,418 respondents.
The remaining respondents are above the age of 40. This Real Research survey saw mostly Asians (53%). Coming in second with the same ratio of 15% are Africans and Central Americans.
More than 1,000 respondents were from North America, while very few are from South America, The Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania.
80% Agree That Pandemic Precautionary Measures Are Evident
Over 16,000 respondents confirmed that government-implemented pandemic precautionary measures are evident within their community. The clear manifestation of intervention and mitigation efforts of the government lead to a high level of awareness of the citizens.
This Real Research survey respondents were predominantly from Asia. As a result of experts’ investigation, the COVID-19 pandemic was found out to have originated in Wuhan, China. As the coronavirus quickly spread across the globe, Asian countries with the highest numbers of confirmed cases included India, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and Indonesia.
The survey results revealed that the majority are “extremely aware” of the COVID-19 safety rules in their residing country. In particular, Asians, who have been severely affected by the coronavirus, are leading in terms of awareness.
Over 5,000 respondents said they are “moderately aware”. Meanwhile, over 3,000 said “somewhat aware.” Some are unaware of their local COVID-19 safety rules. Thus, admitting to being “slightly aware” and “not at all aware.”
Common COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Among the most common COVID-19, precautionary measures implemented nationwide are social distancing, wearing a face mask or shield, curfews, home quarantine, and border lockdowns. When asked which of the abovementioned ones are they most comfortable with, 36% answered “social distancing.”
CDC mentioned that limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Thus, social distancing (aka physical distancing) means that you should keep a safe space between yourself and other people. You must be at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) apart from them. Especially in indoor closed public spaces like supermarkets and subway stations.
30% were also comfortable with wearing a face mask or shield at all times. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), masks are mandatory to suppress transmission and save lives. But, wearing masks alone is not enough. It should accompany other precautionary measures like social distancing. People must clean their hands before putting a mask on, after touching it in any case, and after taking it off. Most importantly, the mask should cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Proper disposal of used masks should also be done in trash bins.
The rest of the respondents are also quite comfortable with curfews, home quarantine, and border lockdown which all reduce any excessive and unnecessary contact with other people and ensure a safe environment for everyone, as much as possible.
Government’s “High Priority”: Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus
With combined efforts from different government institutions around the world, the ongoing campaign to help stop the spread of coronavirus and curb the number of COVID-19 cases have been successful. Alongside this, as of December 30, the recovery rate stands at 97%.
With a 2% difference, the majority affirms that their local government has considered preventing additional COVID-19 cases within their locale as “high priority” (30%) and “essential” (28%). On the other hand, 20% think that their government sets a “medium priority” level in fighting against COVID-19 while roughly 15% answered that it is their government’s “low priority.” Less than 10% think that it is “not a priority” for them at all.
Overall, above 60% of citizens around the world seem to be “very satisfied” and “satisfied”. This can be a result of strict protocols that made the environment safe and secure for the people.
20% are unsure of how they feel about their government’s actions. Meanwhile, over 15% are both “dissatisfied” and “very dissatisfied”. These people may be from countries that still continue to report high cases on a regular basis. Therefore, they do not see any serious pandemic measures within their area.
In conclusion, the Pandemic Precautionary Measure Public Opinion Poll unveiled a lot of information. Specifically, it seems that the government and residents around the world have been working hard to decrease the transmission of coronavirus. Ultimately, this will increase the safety and security of each person.
The results were mostly positive as the government put a high level of priority on taking the necessary precautionary measures. Additionally, the people have a high level of awareness in relation to what they can and cannot do amid the pandemic.
Curbing COVID-19 cases is continuously a fight our nation is facing. With a new coronavirus strain recently discovered, we have to be responsible to strictly follow and promote others to comply as well with the implied pandemic precautionary measures.
|Survey Title||Pandemic Precautionary Measure Public Opinion Poll|
|Duration||December 24-26, 2020|
|Number of Participants||20,000|
|Demographics||Male and female, aged 19 to 60|
|Participating Countries (90+)||Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan…Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.