Research survey shows that the Lockdown fosters distress and social division

CATEGORY: Media and COVID19
DATE: 21 April 2020
AUTHOR: Polity.org.za

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Centre for Social Change, in partnership with the Development, Capable and Ethical State of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) have released initial findings from an ongoing survey on the public perceptions of the economic, social and political impact of Covid-19 on life across the country.

The survey was conducted through cell phones and the internet, with no cost to participants. It went live on 13 April 2020 and data was downloaded on 18 April. Analysis is based on 5,481 completed questionnaires. Findings have been weighted to match Statistics South Africa data on race, education and age, and can be regarded as broadly representative of the population at large.

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