Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19 – May 2020

Results highlight how public perceptions have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 9/10 people (86%) now believing national government has a ‘great deal’ or ‘fair amount’ of responsibility for ensuring people generally stay healthy, significantly up from 61% in 2018.

SPS commentary:

The results also show that the financial impacts of COVID-19 risk affecting people’s health and wellbeing in the longer term; with 41% of people having experienced a negative or significantly negative impact on their income. The survey also showed that 77% of British people are concerned about the impact of social distancing on the health and wellbeing of the nation, a figure that rises to 83% among over 65s.


The Health Foundation