In all countries we surveyed, more respondents said they’d upped their food intake than lowered it (although the difference between lowering and upping food intake in China may not be statistically significant).
Compared to the previous week’s survey, both Italy and the UK saw a big rise in reports of increased food consumption. For Italy, it rose from 36% to 42% of respondents, while in the UK it went from 23% to 33%.
On the other hand, every country still saw a decent amount of people saying they were eating less. If this is because of shortages or lack of access to supplies, this is obviously a huge concern.
We can also see that countries, like Italy and Spain, who are currently seeing some of the worst outbreaks in the world, seem to be eating more.
There is so much at play, so it’s hard to make any firm conclusions as to the exact reasons why. But it’s clear that our food and food-related spending habits are being strongly affected by Covid-19, and that’s unlikely to change any time soon.
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