COVID-19 and community


This latest report from UK think tank Onward looks at community in the COVID-19 crisis.

This note outlines the results of some new Onward polling analysis on the state of community in the UK during the COVID-19 crisis. This research note is a part of Onward’s new research programme Repairing our Social Fabric. The poll, conducted by J.L. Partners, finds that 88% of people are worried or very worried about the health of their wider community, compared to just 9% who are not worried. This is similar to the proportion worried about the health of their immediate family (88%) but far exceeds the number worried about their own physical (77% worried, 21% not worried) and mental (56% worried, 41% not) health. 7 in 10 people (71%) are worried about the work of local charities and community groups, with 20% unconcerned.

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