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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: our attitudes to British unity, equality and kindness.

By May 14, 2020National News

Findings from the Office for National Statistics’ weekly Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN), covering the period 24 April to 3 May 2020, includes new information about how people in Great Britain think that life will change after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Findings include:

  • More united. 57% of adults believe that Great Britain will be more united once we have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Kinder. More people (67%) think that Britain will be a kind nation after the pandemic.
  • Equality. Only 16% of adults surveyed felt that Britain was ‘somewhat or very equal’ before the pandemic.
  • Return to normal. There is a growing expectation that it will take longer to return to ‘normal’, with 46% of adults now thinking it will be longer than six months.
  • Economic future. When considering their economic future, 41% of adults expected their financial position to get ‘a little or a lot worse’ over the next 12 months.

To read the findings in full go to the ONS website (opens in a new tab)

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