December Report of the “Istanbul Barometer” research has been published. According to the report, the stress level of Istanbul residents in December was measured as 10 out of 7.4. 59.3 percent of the participants rated their health as good. The proportion of regular book readers increased compared to last month and reached 31,3 percent. 49 percent of respondents said they think 2021 will be better than 2020.
Istanbul Planning Agency (IPA) Istanbul Statistics Office published the "Istanbul Barometer December 2020 Report", which takes the pulse of Istanbul in many topics from the domestic agenda of Istanbul people to their mood levels, from economic preferences to job satisfaction. The report was prepared by phone calls with 28 residents of Istanbul between December 2020, 8 - January 2021, 827. With the Istanbul Barometer prepared by the Istanbul Statistics Office, periodic surveys are conducted every month with questions on the same theme. The opinions of the people of Istanbul on hot agenda issues, their awareness and attitude towards municipal services are analyzed. The results of the December Report are as follows:
49 percent think 2021 will be better
2021 percent of respondents who were asked about their views on 49 said 2021 would be better than 2020, 44 percent would not be better, 7 percent were undecided.
Stress level 7,4
The participants were asked about their moods in December. Compared to November, although the stress level decreased, the anxiety level remained at the same rate. In December, the stress level was 10 out of 7.4 and the anxiety level was set at 7,1. While the average stress of women was 7,9, it was found 7 for men.
Life satisfaction 4,8
While the life satisfaction level increased compared to the previous month and was determined as 4,8, the level of happiness and peace increased compared to the previous month.
Book reading rate increased
While 80.5 percent of the participants stated that they did not buy a book in December, the rate of those who read books regularly was 31,3 percent. Compared to November, the rate of reading has increased.
Loud discussion increased
The proportion of participants who entered the loud debate increased compared to November, reaching 34,2 percent. While the rate of loud discussions in friends and business environments decreased compared to November, the rate of discussion in family environment, transportation / traffic and public space / social environments increased. 58,3 percent of the participants in the discussion were men.
59.3 percent are in good health
59.3 percent of the participants stated that their health status was good, 11.9 percent stated that they were bad. The proportion of participants who stated that their health status was bad decreased compared to the previous month.
Regular exercisers increased
The rate of those who do regular sports increased compared to the previous month and became 36.1 percent. 68.2 percent of those who stated that they do regular sports, brisk walking, 20.2 percent fitness, bodybuilding; 4 percent stated that they do sports activities such as yoga and pilates. Compared to last month, the rate of brisk walking decreased, while the rate of activities such as fitness, yoga and pilates increased.
Outdoor sports are preferred
"Where have you been to regular sports activities?" 61.8 percent stated that they do sports outdoors. Although this ratio decreased compared to the previous month, it was observed that the first choice of those who do regular sports is outdoor. The rate of doing sports at home increased compared to November and reached 28,8 percent.