Report “Majority think UK government COVID-19 response worse than other developed countries, almost half say response too focused on protecting the economy”
Year of production: 2020
The report examines how people think about the coronavirus crisis and how different institutions in the UK have responded to it, based on a survey fielded from 2 July to 8 July 2020. Among its highlights:
- a majority of the UK public say they think the UK government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been worse than most other developed countries
- almost half feel that the government response is too focused on protecting the economy,
- concern over possible misinformation from the government is polarised along political lines
The report is the seventh in a series of ten Factsheets included in the UK COVID-19 news and information project that analyses how the British public navigates information and misinformation about coronavirus and about how the government and other institutions are responding to the pandemic.