26 July 2020
225/2020

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42% of persons aged 21 and over feel stress and anxiety

55% fear difficulty in meeting monthly expenses

The state of health of 8.5% of persons aged 21 and over (approximately 478,600 persons) is worse (they responded "worse" or "much worse") during the crisis. The percentage is higher among persons 65 and over – 13%.

26% of persons aged 21 and over (about 1.5 million persons) report that their mental state was "worse" or "much worse" during the crisis.

42% of the population (about 2.4 million persons) feel stress and anxiety during this time (15% "to a large extent" and 27% "to an extent"), compared with 33% during the previous wave of the survey.

21% of the population feel depressed, compared with 16% in the previous wave of the survey; 19% of the population feel lonely – similar to the previous results.

65% of the population fear becoming infected by the coronavirus (33% "to a large extent" and 32% "to an extent"); 38% fear damage to their state of health from other causes.

About half the population (55%) fear difficulty in meeting their monthly expenses: More among Arabs – 65%, and less among those aged 65 and over – 39%. The percentage of those worried about meeting monthly expenses is higher than that observed in the previous survey (46%).

Among 41% there is a worsening of their financial situation and that of their families as a result of the Coronavirus crisis; 49% among Arabs.

21% – about 1.2 million persons – report that they or a member of their household reduced the quantity of food or number of meals that they ate over the past week; 33% among Arabs. This percentage (21%) is higher than that observed in the previous survey – 14%.

Most of the population complies with the government instructions; more than 80% report complying with them to a large extent.

19% of the public report that the instructions are not so clear or not clear at all.

The percentage of persons who have confidence in the way the government has been dealing with the Coronavirus crisis (47%) is lower than that observed in the previous wave of the survey (69%).

The percentage of persons that have confidence in the way the local authority has been dealing with the Coronavirus crisis (69%) is lower than that observed in the previous wave of the survey (77%).

77% have confidence in the health-care system – the Health Funds and the hospitals.

62% have confidence in the Ministry of Health; 38% have "not so much" or "not at all".

45% have confidence in the Ministry of Finance; 55% have "not so much" or "not at all".



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