While the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health problem, it is also a social problem, as public adoption of advised health behaviors relies on an interplay of public policy, social communication, and public attitudes. This Working Group has developed a nationally representative panel survey to explore the ways in which the pandemic altered the lives of Americans. The data will be made publicly available at https://CoronaData.us. By making the data public and providing an interface that allows non-academics to do basic analysis, it will increase knowledge of the social, behavioral, and cultural impacts among policy makers, journalists, and the public at large.
COVID-19 and Shifting Public Opinions, Attitudes, Behaviors
Working Group Lead
Beth Redbird, Northwestern University
Working Group Members
Tabitha Bonilla, Northwestern University
James N. Druckman, Northwestern University
Laurel Harbridge-Yong, Northwestern University
Thomas McDade, Northwestern University
Rachel Davis Mersey, Northwestern University
Andrew V. Papachristos, Northwestern University
Sera Young, Northwestern University
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.