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Fionola Meredith

Why is public support for lockdowns so high?

Fionola Meredith


We must find the courage to think for ourselves

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Packed: Visitors of all ages crowding into Portstewart last Saturday

Packed: Visitors of all ages crowding into Portstewart last Saturday

Packed: Visitors of all ages crowding into Portstewart last Saturday

There's so much we don't know - or aren't being told - about this very un-brave new world we find ourselves existing in.

But one thing that really perplexes me is the opinion polls. Time after time, lockdown after lockdown, surveys suggest that a substantial majority of the public are in favour of these extreme measures.

Take the latest YouGov poll, which claimed that 79% of people support yet another national lockdown. That's up by 8% from a similar poll on December 22.


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