COVID-19: Risk perception and Coping strategies
Freie Universität Berlin
This paper presents preliminary results of a representative survey of the German population focusing on perceptions of risk and ways of coping with COVID-19.
- Discipline: Psychology
- Research Method: Quantitative
- Research Design: Surveys with representative approach
- Collection Status: Results published, Closed data collection
Ziele der Studie
This paper presents preliminary results of a representative survey of the German population focusing on perceptions of risk and ways of coping with COVID-19. Results show that older people estimate the risk of COVID-19 as being less than younger people. Women are more concerned about COVID-19 than men. People especially worry about being infected in places with high public traffic such as public transport and shops or restaurants.
Coping strategies are highly problem-focused and most respondents listen to experts’ advice and try to behave calmly and appropriately. People accept that measures to tackle COVID-19 will take time to be effective. Bulk buying and storing of food is mainly justified by a combination of convenience and a perceived need to be prepared for potential quarantine.
Representative survey on the current corona pandemic.
The data are not yet available for open reuse.