Public Opinion and life style survey (Week One)

1. Key findings
Since the announcement of COVID-19 existence for Somaliland, 39 percent of the respondent heard or read the prevention guidelines for COVID 19 from social media. Approximately half (48%) of respondents who participated in the online survey reported that they had changed their behavior by leaving their houses or they stay home as result of prevention of the spread of virus.
The majority of respondents (48%) indicated that it COVID-19 affected their income. As far as concerned knowledge of the virus, 26 Percent of the respondent indicated that they know both the cough and fever as a typical symptom of COVID 19 virus.
2. About the Study
Central Statistics Department has started to collate new statistical surveys. Public Opinions and Lifestyle Survey is a weekly information on people’s experiences and opinions on corona virus pandemic, the survey covering the period 23 April 2020 to 29 April 2020 to understand the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households, and communities in Somaliland. These results will give an insight into how our personal, home and work lives are changing and what the impact is on our well-being and the communities in which we live.

Public Opinion and Life Style Survey Report (Week One)