The CESOP-Católica Polls conducted the first Study on the impacts of COVID-19 for Portuguese society.
This study “COVID-19 and the Portuguese - Life in quarantine” was produced for RTP, and Jornal PÚBLICO, with the support of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics.
The survey, which had as main objective to know a little better the life of the Portuguese in these quarantine times due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, took place between April 6 and 9th, 2020 and focused on the following themes:
- Work and Income
- School - Distance Learning
- The virus - Perceived risk and behavior
- Supply of essential products
- Relationships within the household
- Those who are alone
The target universe is composed of individuals aged 18 or more residents in Portugal. Respondents were random selected from a list of mobile and landline numbers, also random generated. All interviews were conducted by telephone and respondents were informed of the purpose of the study and demonstrated a willingness to participate.
1700 valid surveys were obtained with a response rate of 49%. All results obtained were weighted according to the distribution of the resident population by sex, age groups, education level and region based on INE estimates. The maximum margin of error associated with a random sample of 1700 respondents is 2.4%, with a 95% confidence level.
These are some of the conclusions of the 1st Study “COVID-19 and the Portuguese - Life in quarantine”: