Understanding Society interviews and Covid-19

Important information for participants on Understanding Society interviews during the coronavirus outbreak. 

In response to the coronavirus situation in the UK, Understanding Society has stopped all face-to-face interviews.

We will give all our participants the option to complete their interview online or by telephone instead. If you are an Understanding Society participant, we will be writing to you with details of how to securely connect to the online survey or take part in a telephone interview when your usual interview time is approaching. 

At this difficult time it is important to understand the changes that people are having to make in their lives, so please do complete the survey online or by telephone, even if you have not done this before.

If you need help completing your survey online or by telephone please get in touch with our participant liaison team.  

We would like to thank all our participants for supporting the Study.

Every time you complete your interview, you are helping the government, policymakers and university researchers to understand more about what real people think, feel and do. This year it is particularly important that you complete your interview, as the government and researchers will be using Understanding Society to understand more about how the Covid-19 outbreak impacts the UK.  

Please look out for your letter from Understanding Society, and contact us if you have any questions about completing your survey.