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COVID-19: Four in ten Brits think we need a tougher lockdown

Posted On: 3 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: You Gov

COVID-19: Four in ten Brits think we need a tougher lockdown

Half think the measures are about right, for now
With Britain approaching its third week under lockdown, a new addition to YouGov's daily coronavirus tracker finds that 38% of Britons believe the government restrictions are not severe enough.
Women are more likely than men to feel that restrictions should be tighter, at 41% vs 35%.
The most common view is that the measures are about right, however, with 52% of Britons satisfied that the government has taken the right approach.
Just 5% of Brits think the restrictions are too stringent.
Only one in three think that the quality of media coverage of the crisis has been good
With some journalists questioning the wisdom of allowing political correspondents - rather than health or science writers - to lead the scrutiny of the government, Brits are torn on the quality of the media coverage of the crisis so far.
Just over one in three think the quality has been good, while a similar figure believe it has been bad. Another 22% fall in between, saying the...

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