Behaviour

Compliance and support

The Netherlands’ approach is essentially to control the virus as much as possible, avoid overburdening the healthcare system and protect vulnerable groups. We can get coronavirus under control, but only if we all follow the basic rules.

This survey was carried out between Tuesday, 24 August and Monday, 30 August. Is updated every 3 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

4,896 people participated in the survey between 24 August and 30 August.

'Wear a face mask on public transport' is the basic rule with the highest support (96%) and has a compliance of 77%.

The basic rule with the highest support is 'Stay at home if you have symptoms' (89%).

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*
96%
77%
samelower
64%
72%
lowerlower
62%
87%
samesame
61%
80%
lowerlower
61%
89%
samesame
59%
83%
lowerlower
34%
81%
samesame
33%
84%
lowersame

* 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.

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. 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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  • Support: follow basic rules in daily life
  • Support: follow a basic rule

Value from Tuesday, 24 August - Monday, 30 August · Source: RIVM

Compliance and support per safety region

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

Compliance with the basic rules

Percentage

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Support with the basic rules

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Compliance and support per age group

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

Age groupMost recent survey
70+
27%
88%
55-69
34%
84%
40-54
35%
79%
25-39
38%
80%
16-24
32%
74%
Compliance: follow a basic rule in daily life
Support: follow a basic rule