Nine out of 10 people in the UK who have worked from home during lockdown want to continue doing so, according to research.
Understanding Society has a special survey that asks our participants about their experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak.
With the current coronavirus situation in the UK, there is an even greater need for data about the experiences of the whole population. The Understanding Society COVID-19 questionnaire allows researchers to explore how the pandemic is impacting individuals, families and communities across the UK through our large and representative sample of the UK population."
From April 2020 participants from our main Understanding Society sample have been asked to complete a short web-survey. This survey covers the changing impact of the pandemic on the welfare of UK individuals, families and wider communities. Participants complete one survey a month, which includes core content designed to track changes, alongside variable content adapted each month as the coronavirus situation develops. For participants who do not use the internet, there is a telephone version of the questionnaire in some of the months.
If you would like to receive updates from Understanding Society on the COVID-19 survey please join our mailing list. If you are a researcher or analyst and have a question about the COVID-19 study you can contact the COVID survey team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a participant of the study and have a question please contact the participant liaison team.
Data from the COVID-19 questionnaire will be made available to researchers each month via the UK Data Service. If you have a question about using the COVID-19 dataset please contact our user support team.
Two Special Licence datasets are available:
To date, the COVID-19 questionnaires cover:
Each survey takes around 20 minutes to complete.
See how the COVID-19 data can be used with these topic based briefing notes prepared by the Understanding Society team.