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One in ten people reported feeling afraid of their spouse or partner at some point during May 2020.

Around one in ten people with a spouse or partner say they felt afraid of that partner at some point in May 2020. Slightly more females than males report that fear and it is higher for younger age groups. Given the link between financial stress and domestic violence, those who felt their finances worsened during the pandemic were more likely to say they had been afraid of their partner than those whose finances did not worsen.