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International Survey on Coronavirus

Thiemo Fetzer, Marc Witte, Lukas Hensel, Jon Jachimowicz, Johannes Haushofer, Andriy Ivchenko, Stefano Caria, Elena Reutskaja, Christopher Roth, Stefano Fiorin, Margarita Gomez, Gordon Kraft-Todd, Friedrich Götz, Erez Yoeli

An international team of researchers from 12 different institutions, including Harvard, Cambridge, IESE, and Warwick University, among others is collecting survey data on how citizens prepare and cope with the spreading coronavirus. The survey focuses on the acceptance of lockdown policies, trust in government, individual behaviour and perceptions related to COVID 19, and on mental health. Data collection started on March 20, 2020. Until April 7, 2020, almost 110,000 respondents from 58 countries participated in the survey. The individual level data is available online (open access).

  • Discipline: Social, Health, Psychology, Other
  • Research Method: Quantitative
  • Research Design: Open survey (self-selected)
  • Collection Status: Data accessible, Participate in ongoing surveys

Ziel der Studie

The coronavirus continues to spread across the world. So far there has been no assessment of how individuals perceive the situation and behave in response to it. The current scientific survey aims to provide a better understanding of how people in your country experience the crisis caused by the coronavirus. In addition to questions regarding your personal behaviors and perceptions of the novel coronavirus, the study also assesses socio-demographic aspectsand general characteristics.


The study takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and is conducted as a joint collaboration effort by an international team of researchers. The resulting data may offer important insights to fight the coronavirus. The data will only be used for research, and not for commercial purposes. Responses will remain strictly anonymous. Please note that participants must be over 18.

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