Behaviour

Compliance and support

If we stick to the rules we help get corona under control. On this page we summarize the corona measures and the basic rules (such as washing hands and keeping distance) under the term corona rules and give an impression of whether the population follows and supports the rules.

This survey was carried out between Tuesday, 26 April and Monday, 2 May. Is updated every three weeks.

Source: RIVM

Survey of the Dutch public

Every three weeks a survey of a representative sample of the Dutch population is carried out. Survey respondents all answer the same questions about the basic rules that the government has laid down to combat coronavirus. The purpose of the survey is to find out to what extent the public supports and follows these rules. The survey is coordinated and published by RIVM, and carried out by Kantar Public.

Most recent insights

5,090 people participated in the survey between 26 April and 2 May.

'Working from home' is the basic rule with the highest support (73%) and has a compliance of 0%.

The basic rule with the highest support is 'Ensure a good flow of fresh air in house' (86%).

Basic rules

This table shows the percentage of people who comply to the basic rules and the percentage of people who support the basic rules. The table also shows whether this percentage increases, decreases or stays the same compared to the previous measurement.

Compliance: follow the basic rule in daily life
Support: follow a basic rule
Basic rulePercentageCompare to previous survey*
67%
75%
lowerlower
63%
82%
samelower
59%
72%
lowerlower
40%
86%
highersame
31%
76%
samesame

* Any difference compared to the previous measurement can be shown with 95% certainty.

Compliance and support over time

This graph shows the changes in the percentage of respondents who reported following and who reported supporting the basic rule in their daily life.

The map shows "Avoid busy places"
The map shows "Cough and sneeze into your elbow"
The map shows "Curfew"
The map shows "Do not exceed the maximum number of visitors at home"
The map shows "Doe een zelftest voordat je op bezoek gaat bij iemand"
The map shows "Ensure a good flow of fresh air in house"
The map shows "Give others enough space"
The map shows "Stay at home if you have symptoms"
The map shows "Take a test if you have symptoms"
The map shows "Wash your hands often"
The map shows "Wear a face mask in indoor public spaces"
The map shows "Wear a face mask on public transport"
The map shows "Working from home"
This graph shows the changes in the percentage of respondents who reported following and who reported supporting the basic rule in their daily life. Use the keyboard to navigate through the time in the graph. With the left and right arrow keys you can move backwards and forwards in time. Use the left angle bracket < to go back and the right angle bracket > to go forward. With page-up and page-down you make bigger steps. Use the Home key and End key to go to the beginning and end of the timeline.
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Value from Tuesday, 26 April - Monday, 2 May · Source: RIVM

Compliance and support per safety region

Select a basic rule to see the compliance and support per safety region.

The map shows "Avoid busy places"
The map shows "Cough and sneeze into your elbow"
The map shows "Curfew"
The map shows "Do not exceed the maximum number of visitors at home"
The map shows "Doe een zelftest voordat je op bezoek gaat bij iemand"
The map shows "Ensure a good flow of fresh air in house"
The map shows "Give others enough space"
The map shows "Stay at home if you have symptoms"
The map shows "Take a test if you have symptoms"
The map shows "Wash your hands often"
The map shows "Wear a face mask in indoor public spaces"
The map shows "Wear a face mask on public transport"
The map shows "Working from home"

Compliance with the basic rules

Support with the basic rules

Compliance and support per age group

Select a basic rule to see the compliance and support per age group.

The map shows "Avoid busy places"
The map shows "Cough and sneeze into your elbow"
The map shows "Curfew"
The map shows "Do not exceed the maximum number of visitors at home"
The map shows "Doe een zelftest voordat je op bezoek gaat bij iemand"
The map shows "Ensure a good flow of fresh air in house"
The map shows "Give others enough space"
The map shows "Stay at home if you have symptoms"
The map shows "Take a test if you have symptoms"
The map shows "Wash your hands often"
The map shows "Wear a face mask in indoor public spaces"
The map shows "Wear a face mask on public transport"
The map shows "Working from home"
Age groupMost recent survey
70+
26%
81%
55-69
30%
79%
40-54
32%
74%
25-39
32%
75%
16-24
35%
70%
Compliance: follow a basic rule in daily life
Support: follow a basic rule