What People Said about Life under Lockdown

  • Simon Chapple
  • Michael Fletcher
  • Kate Prickett
  • Conal Smith


The article discusses results from the IGPS/Roy McKenzie Centre Covid-19 lockdown survey, focusing on what people reported about their experiences of the level 4 lockdown, both positive and negative, in an open-field response. New Zealanders’ responses allow identification of some common themes. Some of these themes, perhaps, come as a surprise: generally, a plurality of people were positive about the lockdown, particularly in terms of the benefits of time with their family, with a majority having either positive or mixed/neutral feelings. Less surprisingly, work was also on a lot of people’s minds. The results also illustrate a wide diversity of human experiences during the lockdown.


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CHAPPLE, Simon et al. What People Said about Life under Lockdown. Policy Quarterly, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 3, aug. 2020. ISSN 2324-1101. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/pq/article/view/6556>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/pq.v16i3.6556.