Earlier this week, I blogged about a Twitter poll I was running about people’s attitude to returning to pubs post-lockedown. This has now finished, with the following outcome:
Ye Olde Fleece Inn in Kendal ran a similar poll with perhaps surprisingly different results:
POLL: As the lockdown is gradually eased, how do you feel about returning to pubs and restaurants?— Curmudgeon (@oldmudgie) May 18, 2020
I speculated on whether attitudes varied according to how often people went to pubs, which could potentially distort the result. This prompted me to create a two-dimensional poll on SurveyMonkey breaking down the answers according to frequency of pubgoing. However, the result was that it made virtually no difference, with 71% being willing to return to pubs in July, with or without the weighting. Realistically, pubs aren’t going to open before then anyway.
(It should be pointed out that the free version of SurveyMonkey limits the total number of responses)