- There is a decline again in Government approval of the crisis – 50% approve (down from 55%). It is now the lowest since mid March. The Scots display significantly lower approval (35%).
- Yet there is no change (22% from 21%) in the proportion of those who believe the pandemic is under control (although note here that 32% of 18-24 years olds think it is under control). So what impact does this have on social distancing?
- Less than one in ten (6%) confess to visiting family and friends for social reasons (but this increases to 17% of 18-24 openly admitting it). A further 12% disagree that they can maintain social distancing for “as long as it takes” (rising to 17% among those under the age of 44yrs). With a rise again in the numbers saying that “we are over the worst of it -things will begin to improve” are we edging towards bursting point?
- Two in three (62%) are willing to sign up to the tracing app. There is little difference by age nor gender.
Fieldwork was carried out online amongst a nationally representative sample of 2,091 adults aged 18+ living in the UK between 6th – 7th May.
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