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Number of Brits wanting tougher coronavirus restrictions continues to rise

Posted On: 6 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: You Gov

Number of Brits wanting tougher coronavirus restrictions continues to rise

In less than a week there has been a 12 point increase in the proportion of people who want to firm up the rules
With the UK entering its third week under lockdown, YouGov's daily coronavirus tracker finds that the public increasingly believe the restrictions imposed on the populace need to become more severe.
On Thursday last week 38% of Brits believed that measures needed to get tougher. By Sunday that figure had risen to 46%.
The number of people who think that stricter action must be taken is now the same as the number who think the measures are about right - 46%. This figure has fallen from 52% on Thursday.
This shift has occurred across age groups and genders, although women remain more likely than men to think the rules need tightening , and Brits aged 65 and above continue to be much less likely than everyone else to think they should be firmer (35%, compared to 46-53% in all other age groups).
The results follow many news outlets reporting Britons flouting the coronavirus rules over the...

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