Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to COVID-19 in the U.S.

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • DiClemente, Ralph J. (New York University)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • None (self-funded)
    • Award Number: N/A
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  • Abstract

    Given the urgent need for data to inform public health messaging to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, this national survey sought to assess the state of COVID-19-related knowledge, beliefs, mental health, substance use changes, and behaviors among a sample of U.S. adults. A survey of U.S. adults was administered online from March 20-30, 2020. The survey collected data on socio-demographic characteristics; COVID-19-related knowledge, awareness and adoption of preventive practices; depression and anxiety (assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire-4); stress (adapted Impact of Event Scale-6); pessimism; and changes in tobacco and alcohol use.
  • Technical Information

    Presence of Common Scales: PHQ-4, IES-6
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-03-20 / 2020-03-30
    Time Period: Fri Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2020--Mon Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020 (Spring 2020)
  • 2020-03-20 / 2020-03-30
    Collection Date(s): Fri Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2020--Mon Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
US residents aged 18+ Facebook users. Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
Users of Facebook and associated platforms recruited via a Facebook add campaign
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey;

  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E120308
  • Ali, Shahmir H., Joshua Foreman, Ariadna Capasso, Abbey M. Jones, Yesim Tozan, and Ralph J. DiClemente. “Social Media as a Recruitment Platform for a Nationwide Online Survey of COVID-19 Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices in the United States: Methodology and Feasibility Analysis.” BMC Medical Research Methodology 20, no. 1 (December 2020).
    • ID: 10.1186/s12874-020-01011-0 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-07-16 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-16