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Only 2.5% of Ukrainian journalists not concerned about coronavirus developments - IMI study

06.04.2020, 17:42

Only 2.5% of Ukrainian journalists do not feel concerned about the quarantine associated with the pandemic coronavirus. These are the results of an anonymous poll conducted by the Institute of Mass Information on March 19-24, 2020 *.

At the same time, 97.5% of journalists interrogated by IMI were concerned with. Of these, 14.5% had tense anxiety about it, 60% had medium anxiety and 15% are mild anxiety.

Symptoms that may indicate emotional distress are fatigue or anger (18% of journalists interviewed), irritability (14%) and problems with concentration (13%). Another 9% of respondents have trouble sleeping. Someone had physical pain increased (7%), and another 7% experienced depression.

78.5% of the questioned journalists affirmed not have enough information from specialists explaining how the psyche reacts to the current situation.

The poll found that 84% of journalists adhere to a regime of isolation and 12% do not. Only 4% don't observe quarantine and are not going to do it.

The study was conducted by the method of anonymous questionning. A total of 200 responses were received from journalists 77% of them work in online media, 10% in print, 9% in television 4% in radio. 64.5% women and 35.5% men. 60% are journalists from all regions of Ukraine, 40% are journalists from Kyiv. The study was conducted from March 19 to 24, 2020 .

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