Overview of the BfR-Corona-Monitor questionnaire (status 16 April 2021)
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Methodology                                                          
Dates 24.03.
2020
31.03.
2020
07.04.
2020
14.04.
2020
21.04.
2020
28.04.
2020
05.05.
2020
12.05.
2020
19.05.
2020
26.05.
2020
09.–10.06.
2020
23.–24.06.
2020
07.–08.07.
2020
21.–22.07.
2020
04.–06.08.
2020
18.–19.08.
2020
01.–02.09.
2020
15.–16.09.
2020
29.–30.09.
2020
13.–14.10.
2020
27.–28.10.
2020
10.–11.11.
2020
24.–25.11.
2020
08.–09.12.
2020
17.–18.12.
2020
05.–06.01.
2021
19.–20.01.
2021
02.–03.02.
2021
16.–17.02.
2021
02.–03.03.
2021
16.–17.03.
2021
30.–31.03.
2021
13.–14.04.
2021
                                                                   
Sample sizes 510 500 510 515 505 503 504 510 509 510 1.015 1.037 1.011 1.037 1.024 1.033 1.013 1.026 1.012 1.012 1.006 1.009 1.018 1.004 1.010 1.017 1.018 1.004 997 1.014 1.012 1.008 1.007
Perceived effects on your own health                                                           
Assuming you have one of the following diseases: How large or small do you consider the health effects of this to be for you personally? (Response scale: 1 ‘very small’ to 5 ‘very large’)                                  
Coronavirus disease                                              
Flu                                              
Cancer                                              
Concern about the impact of the novel coronavirus                                                          
To what extent are you personally concerned or not concerned about the impact of the novel coronavirus in the following areas of life? (Response scale: 1 ‘not concerned at all’ to 5 ‘very concerned’)                                  
Your physical health                    
Your mental heath                    
Your economic situation                    
Your interpersonal relationships                    
Perceived informedness about what is happening                                                          
How well or badly do you feel informed about what is happening with the novel coronavirus? (Response scale: 1 ‘very bad’ to 5 ‘very good’)                                   
         
Evaluation of media coverage                                                          
How do you evaluate the overall media coverage of the novel coronavirus? (Response options: ‘downplaying’, ‘appropriate’, ‘exaggerated’)                                   
             
Used sources of information                                                          
What sources do you use to inform yourself about what is happening with the novel coronavirus? You can name up to 3 sources. (Open question)                                   
                                               
Used channels of information                                                          
What channels do you use to inform yourself about what is happening with the novel coronavirus? (multiple selection)                                  
Television                                              
Radio                                              
Newspapers or magazines                                              
Social media like Twitter or Instagram                                              
Other websites or services on the internet                                              
Personal contacts                                              
Other (please specify): ______                                              
I do not inform myself                                              
Used channels of information                                                          
How often do you use the following information channels to inform yourself about what is happening with the novel coronavirus? (Response options: ‘daily’, ‘several times a week’, ‘once a week’, ‘less than once a week’, ‘never’)                                  
Television                                        
Radio                                        
Printed newspapers or magazines                                        
Social media like Twitter or Instagram                                        
Other websites on the internet like government or news sites                                         
Conversations with personal contacts                                        
Appropriateness of the measures for containment                                                          
How do you evaluate the following measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus? (Response options: ‘not appropriate’, ‘appropriate’)                                  
The closure of day-care centres and schools                                          
The closure of cultural institutions like cinemas, theatres or museums                                    
The closure of cultural institutions like cinemas or theatres                                                    
The closure of most shops                                              
The closure of certain shops                                                              
The cancellation of events such as fairs, religious services or sporting events                                                        
The cancellation of most events                                              
The cancellation of events                              
The implementation of border controls                                             
The restriction of travel activities such as air travel                                            
The officially ordered quarantine for persons who have had contact with an infected person                                  
The contact prohibition, i.e. the almost complete prohibition of groups of more than two people in public                                                    
The contact restriction, i.e. the regulation of how many people one is allowed to meet with              
The curfew, i.e. the ban to leave one's own home without a valid reason                                                
The mandatory use of masks, i.e. the obligation to wear protective masks in certain situations         
The distance regulation, i.e. the requirement to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other people            
The limitation of the maximum number of customers in shops                        
The restrictions in day-care centres and schools                                                
The restrictions in the cultural sector like cinemas or theatres                                            
Mandatory tests for returnees, i.e. for people entering Germany from risk areas                                                      
The ban on accommodation, i.e. the ban on staying overnight in hotels or similar establishments if the people come from risk areas within Germany                                                                
The mandated closing times, i.e. closing eating and dining venues after a certain time of day                                                                
The ban on selling alcohol after a certain time of day                                                          
The closure of eating and dining venues with the exception of the delivery of food and take-away                                          
The ban on accommodation, i.e. the ban on staying in hotels or similar establishments for touristic purposes                                                            
The ban on alcohol, i.e. the ban on consuming alcohol in public spaces                                                              
The ban on fireworks, i.e. the ban on selling fireworks and lighting them off in certain public places                                                                
The national vaccination strategy, i.e. the determination of the order in which people in Germany are entitled to a
vaccination
                                                   
The home office regulation, i.e. the obligation for employers to offer their employees – as far as the job permits –
to work from home
                                                     
Protective measures of the participants                                                          
Have or had you taken measures to protect yourself or your family from the novel coronavirus? (Response options: ‘no’, ‘yes, that is: ______’)                                   
                                               
Protective measures of the participants                                                          
Which of the following measures have you taken to protect yourself or your family from the novel coronavirus? (multiple selection)                                  
Comply with government regulations                            
Wash hands more thoroughly                        
Use disinfectant more frequently                        
Use covers for mouth and nose                        
Wear gloves                                    
Meet friends or family less frequently                        
Leave home less frequently                        
Keep more distance to other people                        
Build up larger stocks                        
Have food delivered more frequently                        
Use the Federal Government's Corona-Warn-App                          
Ventilate closed rooms more frequently                                                      
Get tested for the coronavirus                                                              
Other (please specify): ______                        
I have taken no measures                        
Current protective measures of the participants                                                          
Which of the following measures have you taken within the past 2 weeks to protect yourself or others from the novel coronavirus? (multiple selection)                                  
I have washed my hands more thoroughly                                                              
I have used disinfectant more frequently                                                              
I have used covers for mouth and nose                                                              
I have met friends or family less frequently                                                              
I have left home less frequently                                                              
I have kept more distance to other people                                                              
I have built up larger stocks                                                              
I have had food delivered more frequently                                                              
I have used the Federal Government's Corona-Warn-App                                                              
I have ventilated closed rooms more frequently                                                              
I have gotten tested for the coronavirus                                                              
                                   
Perceived controllability of the risk of infection                                                          
How sure are you that you can protect yourself from an infection with the novel coronavirus? (Response scale: 1 ‘not sure at all’ to 5 ‘very sure’)                                  
 
Preference for soap versus disinfectant                                                          
If you had to choose, would you rather clean your hands with soap and water or with disinfectant to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus? (Response options: ‘soap and water’, ‘disinfectant’)                                  
                                                             
Perceived probability of infection by transmission pathways                                                           
How high or low do you estimate the probability of being infected with the novel coronavirus via the following paths? (Response scale: 1 ‘very low’ to 5 ‘very high’)                                  
Food
Pets
Clothing
Toys
Cash
Dishes and cutlery
Door handles
Proximity to other people
Impact on personal health versus economic situation                                                          
What do you think affects you more: the impact of the novel coronavirus on health or on the economic situation? (Response options: ‘impact on health’, ‘impact on economic situation’, ‘both equally’, ‘neither’)                                  
                                                     
How were the data collected?
                             
   
Statistical population: German-speaking population ages 14 years and over in private households in the Federal Republic of Germany
 
Sampling: Samples drawn at random from land line and mobile telephone numbers which can also include telephone numbers not listed in directories (in line with standards set by the Association of German Market Research Institutes – ADM)
 
Data weighting: Data was weighted according to gender, education, age, employment, size of city and German federal state to guarantee representativeness
 
Method: Telephone interview (CATI omnibus survey, Dual Frame)
 
Presentation of results: All figures given in percentages, rounding differences are possible, only valid responses were included (response option ‘don‘t know’ was excluded from all analyses)
 
Conducted by: Kantar GmbH