A total of 80% believe they have not contracted COVID-19 yet / Photo from UNIAN

Some 16% of Ukrainians believe they have already had the COVID-19 coronavirus disease.

These are findings of a poll recently conducted by the Rating Sociological Group.

"Some 16% of the respondents believe they have already had COVID-19. A total of 80% believe they have not contracted it yet, while 4% found it difficult to answer the question. Relatively more of those who said they had contracted the virus were recorded in cities and the middle-aged group (30-59 years)," the findings show.

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Compared to previous rounds of surveys, the level of anxiety over the fact that the respondents personally or their relatives will get sick has decreased. In particular, about 40% are worried that they will personally contract COVID-19 (57% in November 2020). Some 78% are worried about the possibility of contracting the virus by their relatives and friends (87% in November). Elderly people and women are more concerned about such possibility.

Mechanics of the poll

  • The poll was conducted on January 14-16 through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) using a random selection of cell numbers.
  • The sample is representative of the adult population (aged 18 and older).
  • Some 1,600 respondents were polled in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and other Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine, namely certain districts in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • The margin of error does not exceed 2.4%.