Why was the research conducted?Our contribution to the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in DRC
How was the research conducted?Online Focus Group
What are the key findings of the research?Middle-class people are generally aware of the pandemic and take precautions both in public and at home (hand washing, wearing masks, hydro-alcoholic gels,...); however, they are in touch with people living in non-residential areas who do not seem to believe it (for them, the pandemic is not true). Hence some confusion in people’s minds (Believe? Don't believe in the Covid-19?)
Life has become economically complicated for interviewees; they are ready to adapt and adopt new economic solutions, they are running out of ideas.
Life is gloomy; the joy and pleasant ambiance has almost disappeared; all of this can have negative psychological impacts over time.
Uncertainty about the next day develops a certain refocusing among respondents on essential things in terms of dating, purchase of product and internet use.
Contributor's Name: Serge Mumbu