Publication: Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:11 PM
Since the start of the pandemic more than eight months ago, at least 58.4% of Spaniards believed they could die from COVID-19, while 57.5% were afraid of falling ill and 24% suffered loss from a family member, friend or acquaintance.
These data come from the November barometer of the Center for Sociological Research (CIS), carried out between 23 and 31 October among 2,861 people who were asked exclusively how the coronavirus affected different areas of the population.
38.3% of the population also claim to feel always or most of the time concerned about the pandemic, while 53% indicate that it only happens to them sometimes; while 25.7% of the population also say they feel always or most of the time tense or anxious, while 50% indicate that this only happens sometimes.
In addition, 56.9% say they are angry, including 4.5% always, 11.7% most of the time and 40.7% sometimes; while 5% are sad all the time, 11.9% most of the time and 52.4% sometimes.
On the contrary, 65.8% say they do not feel alone against 3.3% who still have the same feeling; and 60.5% did not feel depressed by the situation generated by COVID-19, while 3.1% say they still feel depressed.
Asked if the coronavirus crisis has had any effects on the emotional health of people who have suffered directly from it, such as health workers, the elderly, etc., or does she think she has had effects on the emotional health of all kinds of people, 79% consider it to have had effects on the emotional health of all types of people.