These are the results of a WalesOnline survey which asked people for their opinions on Wales’ path out of lockdown.
More than 14,000 people responded to the survey, which compared the paths set out by both Wales and England, and queried people on their opinions on whether parts of the economy should reopen and when. The results are below.
It is important to bear in mind that this is not a reflective sample of the whole of Wales. The survey was open to anyone and is therefore likely to attract people who care very deeply about the issues. The results are also not the definitive view of people in Wales but instead a reflection of what the people who completed the survey think.
These are the full results:
Which path out of lockdown do you think is the most sensible?
Of 14,254 people who responded to this question, 45.2% of people said Wales’ path out of lockdown was the most sensible.
England was chosen by 26.7% , while 15.5% said though England and Wales have different plans, both are equally sensible.
Just 12.4% of people said neither plan was sensible.
Do you support Welsh Government plans to lift the stay-at-home requirement?
Of 14,367 people to answer this question, the overwhelming majority – 10,794 people – said they supported the Welsh Government decision to lift the stay-at-home requirement in Wales if cases continued to fall.
Meanwhile, 18.2%, or 2,622 people, said they did not support this plan, while 6.6% – or 951 people – said they did not know if they supported the plan.
Should gyms, pubs and restaurants in Wales have a reopening date by now?
A total of 14,381 people responded to the question: “Should gyms, pubs and restaurant in Wales have a reopening date by now?”
Of those, 49.8% of people said they thought these businesses should have a reopening date.
Meanwhile, 40.7% said they should not have a reopening date yet, and 9.3% said they did not know.
The Welsh Government hopes to allow limited tourism here by Easter. Would you book a break if this happens?
A total of 14,387 people weighed in on whether they would book a break if the Welsh Government allowed limited tourism in Wales by Easter.
Of those, the majority of people – 56.4% of respondents – said they would not. However, 33.4% said they would book a break, while 10.1% of people said they did not know.
When do you think people should be allowed to travel for outdoor exercise in Wales?
A total of 14,390 people replied to the question: “When do you think people should be allowed to travel for outdoor exercise in Wales?” Of those, 41.1% – or 5,918 people – said they thought people should be allowed to travel for outdoor exercise in Wales at the next three-week review period, which is March 12.
Meanwhile, 41% of people said they believed travel for outdoor exercise in Wales should already be allowed.
And 2,569 people – or 17.8% of respondents – said it’s still too early to allow travelling for outdoor exercise in Wales.
Which plan for getting children back in school do you think is better?
Of 14,370 respondents, a total of 56.3% said they believe Wales’ plan for pupils returning to school is better than England’s.
Meanwhile 29.2% said they preferred England’s plan, and 14.3% said they didn’t think either plan was better than the other.
Should the school summer holidays be shortened in Wales to make up for lost lessons?
A total of 14,393 people replied to the question: “Should the school summer holidays be shortened in Wales to make up for lost lessons?”
Of those, 7,990 people – or 55.5% of respondents – said the school summer holidays should be shortened.
Meanwhile, 5,143 people – or 35.7% – said no, and 8.7%, or 1,260 people, said they didn’t know.