Global survey finds people support lock down over economy
In a survey conducted in world’s developed countries including Canada, USA, UK, France, South Korea, Chin, Mexico, Germany and Japan suggests that the people of those country’s want their governments prioritize the health over economy.
The survey findings explain that the people around the world are of the view that the health is important therefore, prioritizing health is necessarily important.
According to Edelman Trust Barometer, which conducted survey explained that although the lock down has made people fatigue, but they want their respective governments to continue lock down as it is necessary for the lives.
Overall, 67% of the 13,200-plus people interviewed between April 15 and April 23 agreed with the statement: “The government’s highest priority should be saving as many lives as possible even if it means the economy will recover more slowly.”
Just one-third backed the assertion: “It is becoming more important for the government to save jobs and restart the economy than to take every precaution to keep people safe.”
According to survey, 76 persons in Japan agreed that the public health should be prioritized, 56 percent in China responded the same. However, 70 percent respondents in the United Kingdom, and France argued that the government must prioritize the health in this pandemic rather than prioritizing economy via consumption.