Study reveals that most Germans are proud of coronavirus response

Study reveals that most Germans are proud of coronavirus response

A new study has revealed that most Germans are proud of the government’s response to the current coronavirus pandemic, despite the recent protests against coronavirus restrictions.

Pride in Germany’s coronavirus response

A recent study undertaken by the non-partisan research group, More in Common, estimates that 70 percent of Germans think the government has handled the current pandemic well. These respondents said the government’s coronavirus policies were “more democratic than undemocratic, more fair than unfair, more competent than incompetent."

2.000 people were questioned in July for the study, which asked how they “personally, politically and socially” experienced the coronavirus.

The study also showed that 68 percent of respondents became “prouder” of their country due to the country’s handling of the crisis. However, 30 percent of respondents think the government is “overblowing the crisis in order to advance its own plans.” These respondents have been described as having a “large affinity” for conspiracy theories.

A nation divided

The results of the study come after a number of demonstrations against the country’s coronavirus prevention measures, such as wearing masks in public spaces, with various groups organising and joining the protests. More in Common commented, “There is a greater risk of society drifting apart than before the coronavirus, as people in Germany experience and assess the crisis very differently."

Despite this, the respondents from Germany were the proudest of the country’s response than the respondents from any other country. In England and France, 61 percent of respondents said they were disappointed with how their government has handled the crisis.

William Nehra


William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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