Overview of the BfR-Corona-Monitor questionnaire (status 16 October 2020)
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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
                                         
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
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                    
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                                      
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 disinfactant 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                      
Other (please specify): ______                    
I have taken no measures                    
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