November 30, 2021

6 out of 10 French people in favor of confinement of unvaccinated people

While the health situation is deteriorating, 60% of French people say they are in favor of a re-containment that would only concern unvaccinated people, according to an Elabe poll for BFMTV.

As the Covid-19 figures deteriorate, 60% of French people agree to re-define only unvaccinated people, according to an Opinion 2022 study, carried out by Elabe for BFMTV and L’Express in partnership with SFR and broadcast this Thursday.

Tuesday, 19,778 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in France, and this Wednesday, 20,294 new positive cases were recorded. Figures almost twice the average of the last seven days, around 11,000 cases.

Greater concern among vaccinated people

Faced with this phenomenon which worries doctors, 60% of French people say they are concerned about the health situation. This concern is more the result of vaccinated people (63%) than unvaccinated individuals (40%), according to our survey.

54% of those questioned also believe that the epidemic is far from over and that it will resume strongly in the coming weeks. It is the oldest who anticipate a strong recovery from Covid-19, with 66% of those 65 and over compared to 56% of 18-24 years old.

No confinement envisaged for the majority of French people

Despite these fears, 61% of French people surveyed believe that there will be no national containment in the coming weeks. Gabriel Attal, the government spokesperson, also assured this Wednesday during his press briefing that “no confinement (was) planned today neither near nor far”. Only the French today very worried by the progradation of the virus expect a re-containment (73%).

Elabe survey for BFMTV, L'Express in partnership with SFR
Elabe poll for BFMTV, L’Express in partnership with SFR © BFMTV

Finally, while Austria has decided to set up containment only for the unvaccinated, 59% of French people say they are in favor of such a type of measure. If the measure is not currently considered in France, it has pushed unvaccinated people to register in vaccination centers, announced the Austrian Chancellor last Monday.

The unvaccinated people who would be directly affected by this measure are largely opposed to it (74%). Conversely, 66% of people vaccinated are in favor.

Barrier gestures applied less strictly

This study also confirms that barrier gestures are less and less respected. If 57% of French people say that they will continue to apply them strictly in the coming weeks, 40% of those questioned say that they will keep certain precautions without diligently wearing the mask or washing their hands very frequently.

Elabe poll for BFMTV and L'Express
Elabe poll for BFMTV and L’Express © BFMTV

The inhabitants of the Paris region are more likely to declare that they will continue to respect them strictly (70%, against 54% in the rest of the country).

Jean Castex and Gérald Darmanin were criticized following a video shot this Tuesday evening Showing them shaking hands, without masks, in defiance of barrier gestures. “We are all human. From time to time there may be a moment of inattention, a gap,” pleaded Gabriel Attal on Wednesday.

This study was carried out on a sample of 1,001 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, by the quota method, between November 16 and 17, 2021. The margin of error is between 1.4 and 3 , 1 points.