With Coronavirus quickly spreading through the world, countries in total lockdowns and a possible vaccine months away, the scenario looks grim. However, as Numr’s recent survey proves,
Hope and resilience are indomitable characteristics of Humanity.
The Coronavirus pandemic feels like a terrifying nightmare. As if, it will be gone the moment we wake up, leaving behind an unsettling feeling but no deaths. Sadly, no amount of wishful thinking can turn this reality into an apocalyptic fantasy. But, on the bright side
Most Indians are optimistic even in the face of this nightmarish reality.
1. DO YOU THINK CORONAVIRUS IS A SERIOUS THREAT?
Regrettably, Baby Boomers (people over the age of 55) who are most at risk seem the least concerned about coronavirus.
Gender-wise, more Men consider Coronavirus to be a serious threat than women.
2. HOW WELL DO YOU THINK IS INDIA EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THE OUTBREAK?
As per Numr’s survey, the majority of Indians are confident in the country’s ability to manage the outbreak.
36% of all respondents believe that India is ‘Very Well‘ equipped to handle the Coronavirus pandemic. Another 41% chose ‘Moderately well’ whereas 13% said that India is ‘Not at All’ equipped to handle the outbreak. Moreover, 9% Indians were unsure of the country’s ability to handle Covid 19.
Interesting, high income Indians are more optimistic regarding the country’s ability to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
3. HAS THE NEWS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LED TO ANY CHANGES IN YOUR DAILY LIVES?
The majority, 65% Indians reported that the news of the pandemic has affected their everyday lives. Another 18% said that it has led to no changes whereas the remaining 17% claimed that it has somewhat affected their daily lives.
Unfortunately, 32% of Baby Boomers (55+), who happen to be the most at risk reported that the news of the disease had no effect on their daily lives. Comparatively, only 13% Gen Z (18-24) reported the same.
4. DO YOU THINK THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WILL AFFECT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION IN THE FUTURE?
According to Numr’s survey, 63% Indians believe that Coronavirus will influence their Financial situation where as 21% feel that it won’t. Also, another 17% were reported that were unsure.
However, city-wise, 73% Mumbaikars are certain that the Coronavirus will have an impact on their financials. By comparison, only 50% of Hyderabad residents believe the same.
Majority of the Indians consider the Coronavirus to be a serious threat. However, they are also optimistic about the country’s ability to fight off this threat.
Generally, younger Indians (Gen Z and Millennial) are more serious about the pandemic as compared to older Indians. (55+, Baby Boomers). Ironically, older people have the highest risk of death due to the Coronavirus.
In terms of seriousness, more men consider Covid 19 to be a threat as compared to women.
This survey was conducted with an ONLINE PANEL between 13 March 2020 to 21 March 2020. also, All respondents were over 18.
Also, this survey was done in association with Walkify. Which is a health and wellness app that gives its users cash or gifts for walking.
Cities- Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
The purpose of this article was to track public opinion regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. It is not meant to be taken as expert opinion. For information related to Coronavirus, please check the Ministry of Health website.
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