40 Respondents had been asked 9 questions relating to conspiracy, trust in government and media, self-preservation, and their respective psychology in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The data presented below is inherently biased in numerable ways - it is taken from various Reddit threads whereby users had been discussing the nature of the Coronavirus pandemic. While all 40 respondents had seemed truthful in their answers and insights, there is no way to validate these findings as objective and truthful.
Furthermore, there is an inherent age and geographical bias as none of the respondents had been over the age of 61 - most of which had been aged 20-35 and most had resided in the U.S., although some respondents had been located in other countries which included: Canada, Australia, Japan, and various parts of Europe.
These findings simply aim to capture a weak pulse on the current COVID-19 situation and in no way aim to present scientific data worthy of any institutionalized or academic consumption.
On a scale of 1 to 10, what do you think your odds of contracting the virus are? (1 = Not at all, 10 = Fully expect to contract it at some point)
Out of 40 respondents asked, 77.5% felt that they had been less than 50% likely to contract the virus, while 10% felt their odds had been higher than 50%.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you trust your government in handling this pandemic? (1 = Not at all, 10 = Absolutely)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 65% of respondents indicated less than 5 on a scale of 10 when measuring their trust for their respective government.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you worry about your rights and freedoms being impacted by an effort by your government to control the spread of the virus? (1 = Not worried about my rights, 10 = Very worried about my rights)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 57.5% answered 5 or lower on a scale of 10 when measuring concern over their rights and freedoms.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you trust the mainstream media to report on this event accurately? (1 = Not at all, 10 = Full trust)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 62.5% answered less than 5 on a scale of 10 when measuring their trust in mainstream media to report on this event.
Have you ‘hoarded’ or ‘stocked up on’ any groceries or supplies? (Yes/No)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 70% had indicated that they either hoarded or stocked up on groceries or supplies.
Have you worn gloves or any sort of mask (even homemade) when you had gone out into public? (Yes/No)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 72.5% indicated that they wore gloves and a mask when going into public.
Have you taken advantage of some sort of benefit that you did not need to take advantage of? (Either working from home, financial aid, etc) (Yes/No)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 60% indicated that they did not take advantage of a benefit they did not not need while 40% indicated that they had taken advantage of some sort of benefit that they did not need.
Have you experienced anxiety during (and due to) this event? (Yes/No)
Out of 40 respondents asked: 65% indicated that they had not experienced any anxiety due to the pandemic while 35% indicated that the they had experienced some sort of anxiety during/due to this event.
Do you feel that society will be returning to a relative sense of ‘normal’ in the next: 1 Year / 1–3 Years / 3+ Years / Never
Out of 40 respondents asked: 72.5% indicated ‘1–3 Years’; 20% indicated ‘Never’ and 7.5% indicated 3+ years.