COVID Impact Survey Week 1

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Willey, Joseph (Data Foundation)
  • Wozniak, Abigail (Data Foundation)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    The COVID Impact Survey aims to fill an information gap that currently exists in the United States, supported by philanthropy and government in the absence of a current analogous government survey. While the Data Foundation and other organizations are encouraging the federal government to launch similar, larger-scale efforts in coming months, data collection now is vital to our country’s future choices and we cannot wait for the government to act. Importantly, this information will be critical for policymakers in determining future actions for stay-at-home orders, social distancing policies, and other actions to combat the virus.
    The random sample survey offers national insights about the American population’s experiences, including health, economic, and social well-being questions. Information will also be published as open data for use by policymakers and researchers. Statistics are available for more than a dozen states and metropolitan areas, recognizing the regional impacts may vary substantially.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-04-20 / 2020-04-26
    Collection Date(s): Mon Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2020--Sun Apr 26 00:00:00 EDT 2020
Geographic Coverage
  • National
  • 8 MSAs
  • 10 states
Sampled Universe
The survey sample targeted two samples –
• A nationally-representative sample of adults age 18 and older in the United States
• A representative sample of adults age 18 and older living in each of 18 different geographic areas. These include the states of California; Colorado; Florida; Louisiana; Minnesota; Missouri; Montana; New York; Oregon; and Texas. And the following MSAs: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Georgia; BaltimoreColumbia-Towson, Maryland; Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama; Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-IndianaWisconsin; Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, Arizona; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Update Metadata: 2020-06-25 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-06-25