Ever since the coronavirus appeared in Europe, many studies revealed that European people’s number one fear has become the virus itself. In a study by Ipsos, out of 27 countries, in 14 of them the coronavirus became the most frightening thing among residents, while in Hungary, the epidemic and the infection are only the sixth most fearsome factors among people.
Turizmus reported that 39% of the world thinks that their home countries handle the epidemic well and go in the right direction (Ipsos). The most satisfied countries include Saud Arabia, India, Malaysia, and Austria while the most dissatisfied are South Africa, Chile, the USA, and Belgium. In the United States, for example, 56% of citizens believed that the country handled the epidemic well in spring, but in August, only 26%(!) of Americans were satisfied. In Russia, 33% of residents were satisfied during the spring months, and in August, their number increased by 10%.
46% of adults in the world named the coronavirus their number one fear, mostly Japanese and Australian people, but in recent months, French, Belgian, and German residents joined them as well.
In Hungary, only 20% of people are afraid of the virus, and with this percentage, it takes the 6th-7th place on the list of things Hungarians are most afraid of. In an August survey by Ipsos, on the other hand, it was revealed that Hungarians still pay attention to social distancing, handwashing, and 64% of them did not choose public transportation services to avoid getting infected in April, reports HVG.
87% of Hungarians wear faces masks, as the survey stated, regardless of the age of the citizen.
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