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Over 70% are worried about coronavirus infection, NHK public opinion poll

  • September 24, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 6:09 a.m.
  • JMH Translation

A total of 76% of respondents in a recent NHK public opinion poll said they are worried that they or a family member will contract the novel coronavirus.


NHK conducted a nationwide survey over the two-day period of Sept. 21–22, 2020, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis and targeted men and women aged 18 or over with calls placed to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from 1,270 of the 2,214 people polled. The valid response rate was 57%.


Asked how worried they are that they or a member of their family will contract the new coronavirus, 27% of respondents said they are “very worried,” 49% said they are “somewhat worried,” while 15% said that they are “not very worried” and 2% said they are “not worried at all.”


Asked about the government’s handling of the new coronavirus so far, 5% said that they “think very highly of it,” and 46% said they “think somewhat highly of it” while 33% said they “do not think very highly of it” and 8% said they “do not think highly of it at all.”

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