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. To find out more about the information on this page, go to ‘Explanation of the data presented’.

This survey was carried out between Tuesday, 11 May and Monday, 17 May. Is updated every 3 weeks.

Source: RIVM

Download data: 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

5,255 people participated in the survey between 11 May and 17 May.

'Wear a face mask on public transport' is the basic rule with the highest support (98%) and has a compliance of 85%.

The basic rule with the highest support is 'Stay at home if you have symptoms' (91%).

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 last column 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
RulePercentageCompare to previous survey*
98%
85%
samesame
86%
52%
higherhigher
82%
82%
samesame
73%
90%
samesame
66%
81%
samesame
65%
91%
samesame
64%
87%
samesame
64%
88%
samesame
52%
86%
samesame
35%
83%
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.

29 Sep 202017 May 20210%25%50%75%100%
  • Support: follow basic rules in daily life
  • Support: follow a basic rule

Value from Tuesday, 11 May - Monday, 17 May · Source: RIVM

Differences between safety regions

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

Compliance with the basic rules

Percentage

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  • 70
  • 90

Support with the basic rules

Percentage

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  • 50
  • 70
  • 90

Compliance and support per age group

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

Age groupMost recent survey
70+
28%
89%
55-69
38%
85%
40-54
39%
83%
25-39
33%
81%
16-24
34%
74%
Compliance: follow a basic rule in daily life
Support: follow a basic rule