COVID-19 public opinion research - BritainThinks

Covid-19 Public Opinion Research, summary - BritainThinks
To help councils with their thinking and to shape a narrative that will resonate locally, we commissioned BritainThinks to research how the pandemic has changed public opinion and behaviour, and what matters most for them.

Background and objectives

  • The Local Government Association (LGA) is supporting local authorities in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • To inform this work, the LGA commissioned BritainThinks to conduct qualitative research to understand public opinion and behaviour and the extent to which this has changed as a result of the pandemic.

More specifically, the research had 2 core objectives:

  • Understand the extent to which public attitudes and behaviours have changed as a result of Covid-19
  • Understand how the public defines ‘local’ following the experiences of Covid-19, including any changes in attitude toward civic participation.

Report (download)