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The Economist’s Special Survey on Moroccans and Coronavirus

In these difficult times, Morocco and Moroccans are showing unprecedented responsiveness, solidarity and resilience to meet the challenge imposed by the health crisis of coronavirus or covid-19.

To show us the height of these efforts, we are continuously conducting an unprecedented web survey to which thousands of Moroccans have responded and continue to respond. The evolution of the responses of our respondents is updated live on this same page a little below.

But before we went any further, we passed the results on to our partner the Economist so that they could give you their analysis. Nadia Salah, the editor herself, has been responsible for dissecting our figures and offers you an exceptional 3-part dossier on Moroccan Internet users and coronavirus:

  • First part:88 Moroccan Internet users believe that the isolation measures were taken in time
  • Part Two:Health Isolation and the Virtues of the Family
  • Part Three:The Economic Impact and Urgency of a New Model

Click on the image to view this edition made available to you for free by the Economist or download the pdf.

Our questions to Moroccans about covid-19 (and some answers)

Here are the main questions that were covered in our questionnaire:

Do you think that the measures of health isolation were taken in time in Morocco?


How do you experience health isolation?

It’s not going to be the last time it’s going to be.

Regarding coronavirus, are you worried about your own health?

It’s not going to be the last time.

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the outcome of the coronavirus crisis?

“It’s not going to be it.

Does this health crisis have an economic impact on you?

It’s not going to be the last time.

Since the beginning of sanitary isolation, would you say that the relationships with your loved ones who live with you are…

.. It’s not going to be the last time.

Covid-19 barometer: changing opinion and pandemic in Morocco live

Want more? Our live barometer will allow you to follow the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the state of mind of Moroccan Internet users. For this special survey, we provide you with the dataViz below whose results are updated daily. You will be able to observe the increasing importance given to wearing the mask or the evolution of the optimism of Moroccans when the crisis is over.

In addition to focusing all of the results of our survey, we also dedicated some of this dynamic visualization to the data provided by the Department of Health on the evolution of the pandemic.

Note to smartphone users:
this DataViz has also been optimized for mobile viewing but you will be able to access more information by returning to this page with a larger screen (computer or tablet).

You can see all the answers with just a few clicks and see how they change day by day, so don’t hesitate to come back and see it regularly.

What is DataViz?

DataViz is the contraction of two words: Data and Vizualization.

It is a set of visual communication tools and techniques that allow information to be presented clearly and effectively. In French, this term would be translated by data visualization.

We could reduce its meaning to the graphs that represent them but with a big difference:the interactivity. It’s the latter that allows theexploration of large amounts of data in just a few clicks.

In the age of information and big data, and in the context of our surveys and market studies,these techniques serve above all a philosophy: to make sense of the frightening complexity of the available data through an apparent simplicity.

DataViz, instructions for use

The DataViz below is 100% interactive, feel free to click everywhere to see what happens!

You can, for example:

Filter data based on one or more characteristics of the populationIf you click on the image that represents the women and then on the image that represents the income bracket 6000 to 12000 MAD, then the results will be updated and will only present the share of the sample corresponding to these criteria.
Filter data based on answers to a questionBy clicking on the graphs that represent the answers, you will filter all the data on that basis. For example, by clicking on the red part of the camembert that represents the people who answered “No” a question, all the visualization will be filtered on these people. So you might see the age distribution for that answer or whether they are less optimistic than the others.
Remove a filter by clicking again on the matching visual element.By clicking a second time on an image that you used to filter the data, you will de-select it. So you remove this filter.
Browse to see all dataClicking on the images shown will allow you to see the evolution of the pandemic based on the figures provided by the Ministry of Health or to explore the results of our other questions.
Get more details per day or on the contrary group by month by clicking on the “O” and “-” in the axis of the datesIn the graphs representing a weekly evolution of the survey,you can enter into the detail by day, by clicking on the “O” that appears by passing the cursor on the axis of the dates or instead grouping by month by clicking on the “-“.



Survey methodology

The market research and surveys we provide only make sense when they follow a methodology that serves a purpose.

We used a novel methodology that differs greatly from our usual surveys. This is a 100% web survey,therefore, the results are not representative of the Moroccan population. LInternet users are indeed more connected, urban, with a higher level of schooling and incomes higher than the Moroccan average.

Nevertheless, the comfortable sample size makes it interesting until the results are analyzed by segment.

Collection mode: self-administered q uestionaires on the internet

Completion period: April 2, 2020 to April 19, 2020 (continued)

Location: 100% web survey

Sample: as of 5 April 2020, the sample consisted of 1288 respondents who had agreed to answer the questionnaire submitted at random to more than 200,000 social media users residing in Morocco. These figures were stopped on that date to allow the Economist’s journalists to write their articles, but in reality they are still evolving on the date of publication of this article.

Sample detail

Note: For live sample details, see Who Are the DataViz Respondents

Otherwise, as of April 5, 2020, based on the 1288 respondents who had responded to that date:


Sex2014 HCP censusSampleSample

Age range:

Age range2014 HCP censusSampleSample
Under 18Excluded1%14
18-24 years old25%15%198
25-34 years old22%26%336
35-44 years old19%22%281
45-54 years old15%16%206
55-64 years old10%13%168
65 and over9%6%78

Residential environment:

Middle2014 HCP census




Regions2014 HCP census Sample %Sample
Casa-Settat-El Jadida20%27%338
Blessed Mellal-Khenifra7%3%36
Draa Tafilalet5%2%22
Southern Region3%2%31
Nsp0%< 1%10

Level of schooling:

LevelHCP 2009 (approx.) Sample %Sample
Primary47 primary, secondary and other1%17
High school11%23%299


Monthly household income brackets (in MAD):

SliceHCP 2009 (approx.) SampleSample
Less than 2000 MAD20%15%189
2001 to 4000 MAD40%22%279
4001 to 6000 MAD20%15%187
6001 to 12000 MAD20 have more than 6650 MAD22%289
More than 12,000 MAD22%291


Main mobile operator

OperatorANRT observatory at the end of 2019 SampleSample
Maroc Telecom43%51%653


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