Table 1

Relationships between views on fairness of restrictions, trust in NHS COVID-19 information and support for COVID-19 control and vaccination measures

Low trust in NHS COVID-19 information (%)Unfairly restricted
a lot by government (%)
Social distancing should end
Mandatory face coverings should go (%)Break restrictions at least occasionally (%)Vaccine hesitancy (%)
All (n=2285)5.829.415.915.8225.867.75
Low trust in NHS COVID-19 informationNo7.814.514.3224.865.62
X2 111.387130.480151.55219.426233.296
P value<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.001
Unfairly restricted a lot by governmentNo*4.153.913.7724.405.80
X2 111.387157.517169.06124.732116.950
P value<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.001
  • See online supplemental appendix table A1 for full wording of all questions and classification of responses.

  • *Includes those who responded ‘yes, a little’.

  • NHS, National Health Service.