At no point did the very anxious outnumber the not-at-all anxious, but there is still a significant number of people choosing that option. In our last three surveys, nearly a fifth (18%) of respondents said they were very anxious about Covid-19.
This is worrying news. With face-to-face mental health treatment harder to access than normal, there may be a sharp uptick in demand for support when lockdowns begin to ease. In the meantime, thankfully, online mental health services are being set up.
On a more positive note, the number of those with no anxiety around the pandemic is at its highest level so far, with 24% putting themselves in this group. If the situations in the countries we survey continue to improve, we can expect this number to do the same.