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Debt, unemployment, quarrels and even divorce were some of the stressful experiences of a majority of families after the Covid-19 outbreak, a Suan Dusit Poll online survey revealed on Sunday.

The survey "Thai families in the Covid-19 era" was conducted from March 9-12 on 1,184 people nationwide.

Asked about the problems commonly seen in the Covid-19 era (multiple choice):

75.41 per cent said debt;

69.96 per cent said unemployment;

67.19 per cent said stress;

36.02 per cent said quarrels;

30.30 per cent said divorce.

Asked about the good things in the Covid-19 era (multiple choice):

70.28 per cent said they were more careful about life;

66.61 per cent said they had more time with their family;

63.28 per cent said they had more time at home;

51.32 per cent said they had more time to rest;

49.36 per cent said they could do activities with their family.

Asked about what increased during Covid-19 era (multiple choice):

75.17 per cent said their concern about health;

67.31 per cent said time to follow news related to Covid-19;

57.09 per cent said stress.

Asked about what had decreased in the Covid-19 era (multiple choice):

63.77 per cent said travel;

62.42 per cent said eating out;

44.51 per cent said income.

Asked about what caused uncertainty for the respondents' family:

44.27 per cent said decreased income;

20.31 per cent said health;

11.11 per cent said occupation;

9.20 per cent said family quarrels;

7.64 per cent said children's education.

Published : March 14, 2021

By : The Nation