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Results from Survey 1 – Sources of information, Adherence motivators and Intention to vaccinate


  • Data presented here was collected between March 27 and April 15, 2020
  • This data was collected from 20,537 people
  • Average age of participants: 41 years old
  • Participant ages ranged from 8 to 90 years old
  • Overall participation generated 35,000 visits from over 140 countries to the iCARE study webpage

Sources of COVID-19 information

Q: Among the following sources of information about COVID-19, please rank all the sources that you use, from most to least important.

Local health authorities or governments were the highest averaged ranked source of information for respondents, with nearly 3 out of 4 people (74%) having it ranked in their top 3 sources of information.

Local / national / global news was in the top 3 sources of information for nearly 70% of respondents (7 out of 10 people).


SHORT VIDEO CLIP: Listen to iCARE study PI Dr. Simon Bacon talk about these results (recorded April 29, 2020)


 

Measure most likely to convince people to practice social / physical distancing

Q: Among the following local health authority or government measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, please rank the ones that would convince you to practice social isolation or distancing, from most to least likely.

There were a lot of differences in people’s responses to this question.

In general, people were more likely to be convinced by increased information on the consequences of their actions than they were by punitive measures (e.g., threats of fines or being arrested).

Information about how COVID-19 is spread was the highest averaged ranked measure to convince people to practice social / physical distancing, with just over half the people (54%) having it ranked in their top 3
sources of information.

Information about how my actions are slowing the spread of infection was in the top 3 measures for half of the respondents (51%).


SHORT VIDEO CLIP: Listen to iCARE study PI Dr. Simon Bacon talk about these results (recorded April 29, 2020)


ADHERENCE MOTIVATORS

Measures that help motivate adherence to social distancing

Q: Among the following local health authority or government measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, please rank the ones that would convince you to practice social isolation or distancing, from most to least likely.

People from all countries (except Colombia) consistently reported being most persuaded/motivated to adhere to prevention measures if they received information about how COVID-19 is spread, as well as feedback on how their behaviour is slowing the spread of the disease and saving lives.

– Scale 1-10 (“Most likely” to “Least likely”)


 

Measures that discourage adherence to social distancing

Q: Among the following local health authority or government measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, please rank the ones that would convince you to practice social isolation or distancing, from most to least likely.

People from all countries consistently reported being least persuaded/motivated to adhere to prevention measures if they received or were threatened with arrest, fines or quarantine.

– Scale 1-10 (“Most likely” to “Least likely”)


 

INTENTION TO VACCINATE

COVID-19 vaccine intentions (by sex)

Q: If a vaccine for COVID-19 were available, what is the likelihood you would get vaccinated?

The vast majority of respondents (over 90%) from all countries indicated the intention to get vaccinated. There were no sex-based differences.


 

COVID-19 vaccine intentions (by age)

Q: If a vaccine for COVID-19 were available, what is the likelihood you would get vaccinated?

Significantly more people aged 70 and over indicated an intention to get vaccinated compared to younger age groups (p<.001).


 

COVID-19 vaccine intentions (by country)

Q: If a vaccine for COVID-19 were available, what is the likelihood you would get vaccinated?

With the exception of people from Kenya and France, most respondents (over 90%) reported being somewhat to extremely likely to get vaccinated (p<.001).