Have any of following aspects of your lifestyle changed for the better since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

Summary

  • Similar to W1 results, most residents feel that spending less time travelling is the key thing that had changed their lifestyle for the better.
  • More affluent households think working from home more is the most positive change whereas households on lower incomes did not feel the same, they were more likely to select ‘other’.

This chart shows that spending less time travelling is still the key thing that has changed resident’s lifestyle for the better since the Coronavirus outbreak (43% in wave 2), similarly using technology more to keep in touch with family and friends is second in line (38% in wave 2).

Base W1: 1,909 | W2: 1,303

Key differences by demographic

Age

In W2 more 25 to 34 year olds think the impacts of Coronavirus have changed their lifestyle for the better, particularly when spending less time traveling, working from home and having more time to relax.

Gender

On average more females think the impacts of Coronavirus have changed their lifestyle for the better with the key differences being in having more time to relax and being in touch with neighbours. Males have more enjoyed using technology to keep in touch and spending less time travelling.

Income

Key differences are seen in people spending more time working from home where more residents with a household income of 40K-60K think this has changed for the better when compared to those with an income under 20K. All households enjoyed using technology more to keep in touch regardless of household income.