Monday, 9 March 2020

Given the Outbreak of Covid-19, Over One in Four (26%) Have Already Began Stocking up on Food with a Further 7% Stocking up on Fuel.

09th March 2020

·       86% of respondents have started washing their hands more often given Covid-19 outbreak fears.
·       25% plan to change their holiday plans overseas in order to avoid travel (42% amongst those ages between 18-24).
·       11% (17% in Dublin) have started working from home more while a further 14% have stopped going to conferences or ‘non-essential’ business meetings.
·       One in four (26%) have began stocking up on food with a further 7% of respondents stocking up on fuel.

Top 3 Concerns for Worry Surrounding Covid-19

1.     Respondents rank the health of their family as their main concern for worry (with 89% ranking this as a top-3 concern) following the outbreak of Covid-19. A further 24% of respondents have made plans in an attempt to protect older parents/family members or friends from the virus.

2.     Respondents then ranked their own health as their second biggest concern or worry surrounding Covid-19 (with 70% of respondents ranking this as a top-3 concern).

3.     There was a third concern over the impact Covid-19 would have on the Irish Economy (with 61% of respondents ranking this as a top-3 concern).          

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iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 5th and the 09th of March 2020 and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

Questions asked of participants:

With the outbreak of Coronavirus, which of the following actions have you taken or planning to take?

Please rank the top 3 concerns from the following list that you are most worried about with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

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