The study “Europeans’ perception of health two years after the start of COVID-19» promoted by Merck and carried out by GAD3, based on a sample of 6,000 interviews, indicates that Spaniards are the Europeans who claim to be in the best health after the hardest months of the pandemic. The main problem stemming from the pandemic is emotional. In fact, 19% of young Spaniards (23% of Europeans) required psychological help. There are also concerns about not having been able to take care of family and work responsibilities. In addition, 35% of Spaniards – 26% of Europeans – have developed a fear of physical contact with other people.
The data also reveals that eight out of ten respondents search the Internet for information on symptoms and diseases before seeking a medical appointment. The United Kingdom, Italy and Poland do it the most.
You can find more information about the study at the following link: MERCK
Universe: general population aged 18-65 years.
Quotas: distributed according to the target population by gender and age (18-30; 30-45; 45-65).
Data collection procedure:computer-assisted online interview (CAWI).
Sample size: 6000 interviews in total. 600 interviews in each of the countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Czech Republic).
Sampling error: +-4.1% (n=600), +-1.3% (N=6000) for a confidence level of 95.5% (two sigma) and under the worst case scenario of P=Q=0.5 in the simple random sampling assumption.
Interview length:31 closed questions.
Fieldwork dates: 31 August to 8 September 2021.