Health Is The Country's Biggest Problem, Brazilian Tells Datafolha

The percentage has risen 8 points in six months during the pandemic; Unemployment comes in 2nd place

São Paulo

Brazilians consider health to be the main problem in the country in the year in which almost 200 thousand people have died and at least 7.3 million have been infected by Covid-19.

The area was mentioned by 27% of the people surveyed by Datafolha from December 8 to 10. In June, this rate was 19%.

In the survey, carried out over the telephone, unemployment (13%) is the second most pointed out issue, followed by the economic crisis (8%).

In November, the unemployment broke a new record, reaching 14 million, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).

Corruption (7%), education (6%), politics (5%), violence (4%), inflation (2%) and hunger (2%) were also mentioned - specifically, by 3%.

Health is mostly remembered by women, by those aged 45 to 59, and by those with earnings up to two minimum wages.

Despite the health crisis, the concern is lower than in previous years. In March 2011, the index was 31%. In December 2014, it had reached 43%.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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