Vietnamese confident in Government’s response to COVID-19: international survey

Update: March, 31/2020 - 10:16


Việt Nam has the highest percentage of respondents who feel the Government is doing the ‘right amount’ in response to COVID-19. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese people have the most confidence of 45 countries in their Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey.

About 62 per cent of Vietnamese surveyed in the single largest global public opinion study on COVID-19 think the Government is doing the ‘right amount’ in response to the situation.

Between March 24 and 26, survey respondents were asked “Think about your government’s reaction to COVID-19 right now. Do you believe measures taken are too much or too little?”

Answer options ranged from “Far too little” to “Far too much”. Respondents were also permitted to choose “I don’t know”.

The survey received answers from 32,631 people in 45 countries. Each country had at least 500 respondents.

According to Dalia, a company specialising in research tech solutions which conducted the survey, two-fifths of the global population (40 per cent) believe their government is doing the right amount to combat the pandemic. This is most notable in Việt Nam and Argentina. 

Meanwhile, the data in the survey shows almost half of the citizens surveyed want more government action. 

When asked to assess their government’s reaction to COVID-19, more than a third of the countries surveyed were above average for thinking their government is doing ‘too little’. This was most drastically noticed in Thailand and Chile, Dalia reported.

In contrast, eight out of the 45 countries surveyed are above average for believing their governments to be overreacting to the situation and doing ‘too much’ in response to the situation, a belief most notably shared in Saudi Arabia. — VNS