Gallup International Association (GIA) COVID-19 Snap Poll Finds Vast, Scared Majority around the World
KABUL, Afghanistan, March 24, 2020 – Over the past few weeks, the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has upended life around the globe. In response, the Gallup International Association conducted a snap poll of more than 25,000 respondents in 28 countries around the world. ACSOR-Surveys, based in Kabul, conducted an RDD phone survey from March 12-14, with a realized sample of n=608, representative of the urban population of Afghanistan.
Half of urban Afghans (50%) are concerned that they or someone in their family may catch the Coronavirus, lower than the global figure of 62%. Urban Afghans also express approval of the government’s handling of the pandemic so far, with 63% expressing agreement or strong agreement with the statement that the government is handling the crisis well. Three-quarters (75%), say that they are willing to give up some of their human rights if it helps prevent the spread of the virus, comparable to the global figure of 76%.
Meanwhile, respondents are taking individual action to help prevent the spread of the virus: the most common precautions are washing hands more frequently, wearing medical masks, and using hand sanitizer, with fewer staying in their house or self-quarantining. Only 12% report not having taken any additional safeguards.
This entry was posted on March 24, 2020