“An explanatory factor common to all these improvements emerges: all these behaviours have a social dimension. We drink more, smoke more, eat more (crisps, coke, etc.) when we are in society ”, underline the promoters of the survey.
5 kg more for one in five French people
However, the period did not result in a reduction or a marked increase in cannabis use. Neither of potentially dangerous drugs like anxiolytics, even if the survey highlights that “the share of people taking it regularly increased from 4% to 6% with, potentially, an increase in the doses taken”.
Negative point: for many sedentary people, confinement has left its mark: 35% of French people say they have gained weight, on average 3.2 kg, and one in five have even gained more than 5 kg. On the contrary, 19% have lost weight during this unprecedented period.
This survey was carried out by Odoxa and the FG2A by interviewing a sample of 1,000 French people before confinement and another after.