Index of panic up but trust in govt intact: Cvoter Gallup Covid-19 Tracker

The IANS CVoter Gallup International Association Covid Tracker panic index exploded in the week ending March 29 with more people, around 22%, worried that they or someone in the family could catch the coronavirus.

The panic index has risen sharply compared to the tracker results for the week ending March 23. The survey is based on a sample of 1,187 respondents. Fieldwork for the survey was carried out from March 26 to 27.

The answers and trends come a week after the national foreclosure announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cases in India crossing 1,000 and in the United States, Italy and Spain shocked by the crisis caused by the pandemic. Overall, the coronavirus is the single largest variable that threatens the lives of people around the world.

As for whether people are afraid of getting the virus, 48.3% agree, a sharp 9.2% increase from last week. In turn, the number of people in disagreement fell to 46.5% from 59.5% last week, a drop of 13%, which means that fewer people now disagree with this formulation.

In net effect, there is a 22% shift to people who agree that they are afraid of getting the coronavirus.

Despite a rising panic index, confidence in the government remains very high. The Narendra Modi government’s approval ratings for the COVID-19 crisis have actually risen to 74.1% this week from 70% the previous week.

Up to 83.5% of those surveyed agreed that the Indian government is managing the coronavirus crisis well, while only 9.4% disagreed, down 4.3% from last week.

In correlation with the increase in the panic index, the public convenience index decreased.

The number of people today who think the fear of coronavirus is exaggerated is down 25.7% from last week. During the current week, the number of people who agree with this proposal is down by 15.4% compared to last week to 44.3% while those who do not agree have increased from 10.3% to 45.8%, which clearly indicates that fewer people think that fear is exaggerated.

However, with several life-changing events in the past week, including the national foreclosure, the optimism index is down 3.3% to 39.9% for respondents who think the situation will improve over the next month. respondents think the situation will improve while 17.6% think the situation will get worse.

By becoming more aware of cleanliness, 87.2% of respondents said yes, up 15.7% from last week.

The readiness index measures the number of rations / drugs or money for these essentials and the number of days available in the house.

According to IANS CVoter Covid Tracker, 68.7% have refueled for less than 3 weeks while 31.4% have already stored essentials for more than three weeks.

When asked if you are now getting essential items at a higher price, 60.9% said yes, while 28.7% said no.

To assess lock tracking, it is widely considered successful with a net success rate of 71%. 84.9% of those polled said the lock was successful and said that people respected the locks and curfews surrounding them, while only 13.9% said it had failed.

The surprise of the survey is that, despite such exposure to information on positive corona cases both in the country and abroad, up to 89.3% of those surveyed said they had not seen no symptoms such as fever, cough or cold among family members or neighbors they see regularly.

In terms of the dependence of crown-related information on the media, there is a strong asymmetry in relation to the traditional media of newspapers and television channels. At least 74.1% of respondents depend on traditional media, 18.5% on social media and 5.2% on community news, while 67.9% depend on TV channels for information related to the coronavirus.

To a question asked in the survey whether the spread of the virus and the disruption of the system is a message from nature, 46.7% said yes while 30.6% said no.

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