Majority of Poles grateful for their health during COVID-19 pandemic: survey

Most Poles have expressed gratitude for the health of their families during the over year-long COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study conducted by Kantar pollster for the FREE NOW platform.

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For 67 percent of Poles, the health of their family members is the most important thing they value during the pandemic, according to the results of the poll.

Having a family is important for 57 percent of the respondents while 39 percent are grateful that they have friends by their side.

Respondents who were asked if there was anything they valued more or enjoyed more now than before the pandemic, pointed to the opportunities to be closer with their families and friends, and also to the fact that they could take walks more often or take part in outdoor physical activities.

Asked what they will do first once COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted, 19 percent said they plan to travel, 12 percent will go to a restaurant, 11 percent to the cinema and 11 percent said they hope to meet, without any fear, with older members of their families.

The report “Pandemic everyday life versus values and priorities” is based on a study conducted by Kantar for the FREE NOW platform (multi-platform for urban mobility) in nine European countries (Poland, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK), among residents of the largest cities, by the method of online survey. In March 2021 the number of respondents was 1,000 people per country, it was a representative group of the country in terms of age and place of residence.

In Poland, the survey was carried out on March 12-19, 2021 on a representative group of 1,000 people in terms of age (18-69 years), gender and place of residence (cities of Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Poznań, Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot).