COVID-19 survey: Wave 3 data released

Data from Wave 3 of the Understanding Society COVID-19 survey is now available. 

Wave 3 of the COVID-19 survey can now be downloaded from the UK Data Service. 

The new release includes revisions and improvements to the Wave 1 and Wave 2 data, as well as the new Wave 3. 

The web-based questionnaire asks about the impact of the coronavirus on the welfare of UK individuals, families and wider communities. Participants complete a short regular survey, which includes core content designed to track changes, alongside variable content adapted as the coronavirus situation develops, drawing on proposals from the research community. Data for this third wave of the study was collected in June 2020 and the survey included questions on: 

  • Household relationships
  • Coronavirus illness
  • Long-term health condition management
  • Employment and working conditions
  • Travel to work and transport
  • Job searches and training
  • Loneliness and mental health
  • Partnership changes
  • Divison of domestic labour
  • Contact with non-resident children
  • Grandparents
  • Contact with family and friends outside the household
  • Neighbourhood cohesion

The dataset can be downloaded from the UK Data Service. There is a user guide to help researchers make the best use of these data and the variables included in the dataset can be found in the variable search area

The COVID-19 study is funded by the ESRC and the Health Foundation