In a new opinion poll we conducted together with AudienceNet for Quash Quarantine (a group of over 500 travel and hospitality firms seeking to overturn the Government’s introduction of 14-day mandatory quarantine rules) we wanted to know about the view of the British people on the new quarantine measures recently introduced by the UK government. For this purpose, we asked 2102 of our panelists in the UK, statistically and demographically representative of the UK adult population, on 8th and 9th June 2020.
The results show a clear drop in confidence in the government. Only 15% think that the new measures will work, only 9% think that it won’t negatively affect the economy. With lacking scientific evidence of the quarantine measures, 36%, however, fear that they might lead to many job losses as a consequence.
Measures that would have been preferred by the UK population are air bridges which connect the UK with other countries, supported by 59%, or a Test and Trace approach, supported by 70%.