Coping life in a Pandemic: Voice of People


It’s been more than 1 and 1/2 years now…there is no end to this Covid19 pandemic. It is affecting people’s life in every aspects. To say that the novel pandemic has changed the world would be an understatement. Since the time the virus emerged, it’s upended day-to-day lives across the globe. The covid 19 has changed our lifestyle on how we live and work.

MarketGenics conducted a new survey which reveals that the pandemic has also changed how Indians approach their life in ways both positive and negative.

MarketGenics India Pvt Ltd decided to shoot a question amongst general public using 2 methodologies. 

1) Question was posted on social media pages

2) CATI method was applied,  keeping a fair representation on Gender.

Overall we have achieved a sample of 450, with no constraint to boundaries.

Dates: 11th May 2021 to 15th May 2021


The objective of this survey was to find out how people are coping with the covid pandemic situation. While in the first wave, people gradually adopted to the new Normal with a right frame of mind, the second way turned out to be more severe, in terms of the disease threat and fatality. Under such a situation, we want to find out how people are coping with it. 

Poll Question

Life during this Pandemic is stressful. Where would you place yourself on the following scale:

OPTION A:  Adaptation

You have found new ways to make life easier. Be it health, work, lifestyle, you have decided to face the storm as and when it comes.Adaptation


OPTION B: Damage Control

You have accepted the uncertainty and trying to cope with it. You have faced the threat and don’t want to face it.

Damage control

OPTION C: Burnout

Lack of sleep, constant worry is affecting your health. You are not in a good frame of mind and constantly stressed.



As per our poll and survey results, it is good to hear that majority of the respondents have adapted to the situation and trying to cope with it in the best possible way, with a right frame of mind. More that 50% of our respondents had opted for option A. Like as last year, people adopted the new normal, similarly this year too, many people have decided to change their lifestyle in a better way. When asked, how are they planning to do so, the most common answer was to eat a healthy and balanced diet and maintain all covid protocols whether at home or outside. There are few who said that they have picked up new hobbies to pass the time at home in a fruitful way. 

% of people

Around 28% of our respondents had faced the Covid crisis at home front, either family members were affected or few of their loved ones expired. As such, most of them opted for the damage control option, where they are trying to cope with the situation as damage had already been done. 

 A good 18 % of our respondents said that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on their lives. Many of them are facing challenges that are stressful. This section of respondents was mainly the housewives who are in constant stress and anxiety and the young lot who are uncertain about their future.
Coping with Covid