This is when The Scarborough News readers think life will return to normal after the pandemic

The Scarborough News readers have had their say on when they think a sense of normality will return - and what the outcomes of the pandemic might be.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 11:48 am

Our lockdown survey, published on [The Scarborough News as well as 150 others across the UK last week, asked readers 25 questions about how the coronavirus crisis has shaped the lives, opinions and habits of people in Scarborough - and what they’d like to see happen in the coming weeks and months.

One of the questions in the survey focused on what comes next - asking readers when they think everyday life will return to some kind of normality.

Today we can reveal how readers in Scarborough answered.

The lockdown survey. JPI Media

The majority of our readers - 44% - said they thought it would take 1-2 years for everyday life to return to normal, with readers who thought this would happen in 6+ years in the minority - 0.7%.

On a national level, 39.4% of respondents said they thought it would take 1-2 years for everyday life to return to normality, while 34.2% were more optimistic, saying it would take 6-12 months for this to happen.

Just 8.4% think this will happen in 3-5 months, and only a tiny percentage of respondents - 5.9% - think it’ll take between 3-5 years, while 8.54% said that they think things will not return to normal.

When asked what they thought the likely outcomes of the coronavirus outbreak would be, the majority, 59%, of readers in Scarborough said they thought 'society placing greater value on key workers.'

Other likely outcomes were 'greater funding for the NHS' and 'communities coming closer together', which 57% and 40% of readers thought would happen respectively.

The least popular option was 'the country coming closer together', which just 18% of readers in Scarborough thought would be a likely outcome.

On a national level, a high number of respondents - 58.9% - think greater funding for the NHS will be a likely outcome, followed closely by society placing greater value on key workers, which 56.6% of respondents thought would happen post-pandemic.

Even the least popular option - “the country coming closer together” - was seen as a likely outcome by 18.8% of respondents.

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