There’s no denying that the coronavirus lockdown has drastically changed all of our lives.
The country having been under the social distancing measures for over a month now, our normal ways of living may seem like a distant memory.
And according to new analysis conducted by King’s College London based on data collected by Ipsos Mori, Brits are reacting to lockdown in one of three ways.
According to the study, the public’s three main reactions to lockdown have been accepting, suffering or resisting.
Most of us seem to be accepters, with 48% of the population said to be accepting our bizarre new lifestyles.
Meanwhile, 44% are suffering from the changes, while 8% are resisting them all together.
“The large bulk of the population are fully behind the measures, but even within this group there are clear dividing lines between those who are coping pretty well and those who are really suffering,” said Bobby Duffy, director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London.
The group of sufferers are mainly having to deal with the impact lockdown is having on their mental health.
“Nearly all of this suffering group have felt more anxious and depressed, and six in 10 are losing sleep.”
It was also found that the younger generations are most likely to be part of the resistant group, with 64% of resisters being males.
Just 49% say they are following lockdown rules and 58% of the resisting group think “too much fuss is being made about the risk of coronavirus”, whereas 93% of the suffering said they are following lockdown rules completely or most of the time.
On the other hand, People aged 55 to 75 make up the majority of the accepting group.