When asked “If you observe your personal environment, will people stick to the lockdown?” by pollster Peter Hajek, only 17 percent of the 500 respondents stated that they believe that their personal environment will “fully” adhere to the measures. The majority of 65 percent believe that the Austrians only partially adhere to the lockdown rules. 14 percent of the respondents think that the restrictions in their environment are completely ignored. There is even more skepticism among FPÖ voters: a fifth of those surveyed (20 percent) do not believe that the population will adhere to the measures at all.
“Epidemiologists have doubted in advance whether the lockdown will have the desired effect. The survey confirms their doubts, because the population is approaching the lockdown rather loosely, ”according to opinion researcher Hajek. This also coincides with data from the Graz company Invenium, which analyzes cell phone data. Accordingly, the mobility of Austrians on the first day of the lockdown decreased by only 18 percent, as the Kleine Zeitung writes. In the first lockdown it was 40 percent.