Opinions on Government responses to Covid-19 are highly critical - there may be some softening of this but it is accompanies by a slight increase of those who think the government is corrupt. We may be looking at a gradual polarisation of opinion regards the government's stance on Covid.
This gradual polarisation of opinion continues the trend reported about a month ago
Respondents to this straw poll were asked to indicate their estimation of what friends, family and workmates thought of the Government's handling of the coronavirus. Here are the results for the UK respondents:
Below are the response options A to E. Respondents were able to choose multiple selections, in which case their "score" was divided across the selected options:
The conclusions that can be drawn from a straw poll are limited due to the sample size and the inevitable selection bias that results from participants self-selected via twitter. However, by asking the same question of hundreds people each month in the same way, it is is indicative if a trend becomes evident.
Here are the results for the question "Which of the following represents YOUR opinion?"
In all categories, the most popular response in both groups this month was again D, that "The Govt. and their experts have got the whole Covid topic completely and utterly wrong with a disastrous blanket lockdown"
An additional question asked people their views on covid vaccines. The results are shown here:
Only a minority think the vaccines will be "effective medical interventions"
- Previous straw poll results can be found here
Many thanks to all who took part in this straw poll!