Second stay-at-home lockdown
What do Britons think about it?

45%

of Britons support the month-long national lockdown imposed in England

69%

of Britons have been following most of the Covid-19 lockdown rules strictly

36%

of Britons believe school and colleges should also close down amid the national lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown for England to contain the worsening Covid-19 situation. This report delves into the thoughts and opinions of Britons as they face another round of restrictions starting this week. Government agencies can leverage this data in their decision making.

 England will step into a month-long lockdown starting Thursday as the national Covid-19 cases cross the one million mark. This sudden decision comes after previous measures like curfews on hospitality venues and tier systems failed to stem the spike in the cases. However, unlike the first lockdown earlier this year, schools, universities, construction sites, and manufacturing businesses will continue to stay open this time around. Having just eased into normalcy post the reopening, how are Britons taking to this sudden reversal? Piplsay polled 11,055 people to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • An equal 34% of men and women believe schools and colleges should close amid rising cases
  • 31% of Millennials support a national lockdown as compared to almost 35% of Gen Zers and Gen Xers
  • 55% of Gen Xers are following lockdown rules strictly as compared to 45% of Millennials

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted across England from October 31-November 3, 2020. We received 11,055 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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