Vaccines, No Masks, Back to Office: What Indians Hope for in 2021

Buzz | News18.com | January 8, 2021, 2:38 pm
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 In a survey conducted by YouGov in association with News18, results show that a vaccine against coronavirus, potentially ending the seemingly never-ending battle against the virus, is what most Indians are hopeful about.
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In a survey conducted by YouGov in association with News18, results show that a vaccine against coronavirus, potentially ending the seemingly never-ending battle against the virus, is what most Indians are hopeful about.

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 Talking about the comfort levels in doing different things which were a subject to restriction due to the virus earlier, almost seven in ten (69%) said they will be comfortable in returning back to their offices while many (67%) are comfortable with the idea of travelling to domestic destinations.
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Talking about the comfort levels in doing different things which were a subject to restriction due to the virus earlier, almost seven in ten (69%) said they will be comfortable in returning back to their offices while many (67%) are comfortable with the idea of travelling to domestic destinations.

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 When asked to anticipate about the time frame for the availability of the coronavirus vaccine for the masses, more than half (52%) said it would happen early this year (Between January - April), while 36% predicted it to be mid-year (May- August). Only 12% said it will be the latter half of this year (September- December) when a vaccine for Covid-19 will be available for everyone.​​
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When asked to anticipate about the time frame for the availability of the coronavirus vaccine for the masses, more than half (52%) said it would happen early this year (Between January - April), while 36% predicted it to be mid-year (May- August). Only 12% said it will be the latter half of this year (September- December) when a vaccine for Covid-19 will be available for everyone.​​

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 Majority of urban Indians (68%) are keen on taking the vaccine once it becomes available for all (numbers combine very likely +likely). Only 8% showed their reluctance in taking the vaccine (number combines very unlikely + unlikely) while 24% said they are unsure.
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Majority of urban Indians (68%) are keen on taking the vaccine once it becomes available for all (numbers combine very likely +likely). Only 8% showed their reluctance in taking the vaccine (number combines very unlikely + unlikely) while 24% said they are unsure.

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 When it comes to following the safety precautions and restrictions related to coronavirus (like wearing the mask, using a sanitizer), six in ten (64%) urban Indians feel that everyone should be subject to the same coronavirus restrictions until most people have been vaccinated in the country. While one in five (19%) wish that those who have been vaccinated for the virus should no longer be subjected to any restrictions.
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When it comes to following the safety precautions and restrictions related to coronavirus (like wearing the mask, using a sanitizer), six in ten (64%) urban Indians feel that everyone should be subject to the same coronavirus restrictions until most people have been vaccinated in the country. While one in five (19%) wish that those who have been vaccinated for the virus should no longer be subjected to any restrictions.

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 57% said they are fine with attending marriage functions with large gatherings or sending their kids back to school or college.
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57% said they are fine with attending marriage functions with large gatherings or sending their kids back to school or college.

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 Almost seven in ten (69%) said they will be comfortable in returning back to their offices while many (67%) are comfortable with the idea of travelling to domestic destinations.
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Almost seven in ten (69%) said they will be comfortable in returning back to their offices while many (67%) are comfortable with the idea of travelling to domestic destinations.

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 52% people are comfortable with going to crowded places this year.
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52% people are comfortable with going to crowded places this year.

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 54% people are comfortable with going to the theatres this year.
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54% people are comfortable with going to the theatres this year.

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 50% people are comfortable going to sporting events this year.
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50% people are comfortable going to sporting events this year.

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 Some even look forward to meeting the people they found online (47%).
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Some even look forward to meeting the people they found online (47%).

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 67% people are comfortable with the idea of travelling to domestic destination.
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67% people are comfortable with the idea of travelling to domestic destination.

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 49% are comfortable going on international vacation.
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49% are comfortable going on international vacation.

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 57% said they are fine with attending marriage functions.
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57% said they are fine with attending marriage functions.

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 Talking about their work life, one-third people said they will be comfortable in returning back to their offices only once everyone is vaccinated while 30% confirmed that they will be comfortable in going back to work once people in their office are vaccinated.
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Talking about their work life, one-third people said they will be comfortable in returning back to their offices only once everyone is vaccinated while 30% confirmed that they will be comfortable in going back to work once people in their office are vaccinated.

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 Talking about the job market, close to half the respondents (48%) said they are confident about the improvements in the job opportunities this year.
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Talking about the job market, close to half the respondents (48%) said they are confident about the improvements in the job opportunities this year.

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 Exercising and staying fit (45%) and saving more money (38%) are the top resolutions for the year 2021. Spending more quality time with loved ones (34%), emphasizing on personal health & hygiene (32%) and investing in health plans and securities (26%) are some of the other top goals for people this year.
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Exercising and staying fit (45%) and saving more money (38%) are the top resolutions for the year 2021. Spending more quality time with loved ones (34%), emphasizing on personal health & hygiene (32%) and investing in health plans and securities (26%) are some of the other top goals for people this year.

  • First Published: January 8, 2021, 2:38 pm

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