Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown bringing out the best in people

Our research for Amnesty International has found that one in five people here have spoken to a neighbour for the first time during the pandemic lockdown.

The organisation said the survey shows “impressive levels of solidarity, humanity and kindness” here as the Covid-19 crisis continues.

Key findings:

  • More than 30 million (59%) people have clapped for key workers on a Thursday evening
  • 1 in 5 (19%) have spoken to a neighbour they had not previously spoken with
  • More than 8 million (16%) have reconnected with someone previously lost contact with
  • More than 6 million (12%) have volunteered time to help people during the crisis
  • 1 in 10 (10%) have helped a stranger with something related to the crisis

Read more here.