A while back we reported on the quantitative data generated by the Take 2 COVID-19 survey conducted by FIT Europe. If you recall 1,419 participants from 36 European countries and 13 other countries took part in the Take 2 survey.

The main points identified in the initial blog were that we had begun to see a drop in the numbers of freelancers reporting business being off a cliff, and an increase in the number reporting business was slow, though the overall decline in work levels was still massive. This was also coupled with a rise in the number relying on government support packages, given their drop in income. So the picture was slightly improved compared to the Take 1 survey but not by much.

This blog examines the responses we got to open-ended questions in the Take 2 survey.