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Week 44: 'How Are We Doing in Wales' public engagement survey results

Published: 15 February 2021

The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales.

The key findings are: 

  • 24 per cent of people said they had been worrying ‘a lot’ about their mental health and wellbeing in the last 7 days; equivalent to over 600,000 adults across Wales.
  • 65 per cent of those with children in their household said that they had been worrying ‘a lot’ about their children’s education in the last 7 days.
  • 86 per cent of people agreed with the statement ‘Wearing face masks will be at least an occasional part of life for years to come’; 14 per cent disagreed.
  • 37 per cent of people said they had been living a more climate-friendly lifestyle since the start of the coronavirus situation; 5 per cent had been living a less climate-friendly lifestyle.

Compared to this time last year:

  • 65 per cent of people said their social relationships had worsened; equivalent to over 1.6 million adults.
  • 48 per cent of people said their physical fitness has worsened; equivalent to over 1.2 million adults.
  • 46 per cent of people said their weight had increased; equivalent to over 1.1 million adults.

The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 1st to 7th February 2021, when 603 people were surveyed.

Every two weeks, Public Health Wales conducts interviews with hundreds of people aged 18 or over across Wales, to understand how Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures being used to prevent its spread are affecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in Wales.

The survey is part of a raft of measures implemented by Public Health Wales to support public health and wellbeing through Coronavirus.