Rorisang Kgosana
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25 Mar 2021
6:02 pm

White South Africans least likely to make sacrifice to curb Covid-19 – study

Rorisang Kgosana

Political affiliation, cultural differences, as well as income and education levels seem to play a role in willingness to make sacrifices.

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Research has found that unlike other demographics, white South Africans were far less likely to make certain sacrifices to help curb the spread of Covid-19. The survey by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), on who was willing to sacrifice certain human rights when it came to Covid-19, showed that 78% of South Africans were willing to sacrifice their rights. The third round of the survey collected responses from 10,618 participants between 29 December 2020 and 6 January 2021, which were weighted with the country’s demographics and population. Politics and income play a role “General...