COVID Impact Survey

The COVID Impact Survey is a philanthropic effort to provide national and regional statistics about physical health, mental health, economic security, and social dynamics in the United States. The COVID Impact Survey is funded by the Data Foundation with support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting the survey.

The survey is designed to provide weekly estimates of the U.S. adult household population nationwide and for 18 regional areas. Data for the national estimates are collected using the AmeriSpeak Panel®, NORC’s probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. household population, with a target of achieving 2,000 interviews each week. Invited panel members may complete the survey online or by telephone with an NORC telephone interviewer.

Data for the regional estimates are collected using a multi-mode address-based (or ABS) approach that allows residents of each area to complete the interview via web or with an NORC telephone interviewer. All sampled households are mailed a postcard inviting them to complete the survey either online using a unique PIN or via telephone by calling a toll-free number. Interviews are conducted with adults age 18 and over to reach approximately 400 interviews in each region each week.

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases reported daily across the United States and a limited health surveillance infrastructure in place, a statistically valid survey that includes physical health, mental health, and economic security will provide decision-makers and the American public vital information in coming weeks.


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