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Women Are Bearing the Emotional Brunt of the Coronavirus Crisis

By May 20, 2020National News

New analysis published by Ipsos MORI and The Fawcett Society, the gender equality campaigning charity, shows that women are bearing the emotional brunt of the coronavirus crisis. Six out of ten women (61%) are finding it harder to stay positive day-to-day, compared with 47% of men and women are much more worried about our nation as a result of Coronavirus. Half of women (49%) say they are very concerned about the risk the virus poses to the country, compared with a third (36%) of men.  The analysis was conducted on Ipsos MORI surveys of public opinion since the beginning of the outbreak.

But women are more likely than men to have done something to help others:

  • 44% of women say they have contacted someone lonely or vulnerable, compared with 33% of men;
  • 78% have checked in on friends and family to ensure they are ok compared with 63% of men;
  • 21% have delivered supplies to someone self-isolating, compared with 16% of men.

For more information go to the Fawcett Society (opens in a new tab)

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