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Central Statistics Office. (2020) Social impact of COVID-19 survey April 2020. Cork: CSO.

URL: https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p...


In April 2020, 12.2% of respondents rated their overall life satisfaction as High, a reduction of almost three-quarters on the 2018 rate of 44.3%.

  • Just over four in ten (42.4%) of respondents rated their satisfaction with personal relationships as High in April 2020, falling from approximately six in ten in both 2013 and 2018
  • Over a quarter (26.6%) of respondents reported feeling lonely at least some of the time, up from 16.9% in 2018
  • Over one in five (20.6%) of respondents aged 70 and over were very concerned about household stress from confinement
  • Households with children are most likely to be negatively financially affected by COVID-19, with 23.0% reporting Major or Moderate negative financial impact
  • The percentage of male and female respondents reporting an increase in their consumption of alcohol were similar, 20.9% and 23.4% respectively
  • Almost nine in ten (88.4%) of female respondents rated their compliance with COVID-19 related government advice and guidelines as High compared with just over seven in ten (72.5%) of male respondents

See 'changes in consumption' chapter of survey for information on tobacco and alcohol

See also, CSO release, 19 May - Social Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Men

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