The UK public is acting more kindly as a result of events over the last 12 months, according to findings from a new poll.
In a poll by Savanta ComRes, people said their behaviour had changed since the pandemic. When asked to think about certain kind gestures towards other people, 27 per cent say they are writing more notes to people they don’t see often and 25 per cent are saying hello to strangers in the street more than they did before.
People’s compassion stretches further than the UK, with two fifths (41 per cent) of the public saying they worry about what is happening in the world more than before Covid, compared to just nine per cent who say they worry less. When broken down further into age categories, 18 to 24-year-olds have the highest percentage of increased worry at 46 per cent, compared to 45 to 54-year-olds at 37 per cent.
Respondents were also more likely to say they feel events in other parts of the world affect them and that they care more about people outside the UK more than before (26 per cent and 19 per cent respectively) than less than before (13 per cent and 14 per cent respectively).
Picture: A girl holds a red heart. (FotoMaximum).