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Life With Corona

A global research project to collect real-time data on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19

The challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis currently facing the world.

What implications will the pandemic have on the daily lives of people around the globe? How will the lockdowns, layoffs and food shortages affect people’s mental health, relationships, work, income, and expectations of their government? How will these factors develop over time as new information about the virus emerges, exposure increases, and new measures are enforced by states?

Scientifically valid answers to these questions are of critical importance when dealing with the ongoing pandemic, for maintaining health, nutrition, and social peace around the world.

Life with Corona is a not-for-profit research project based on rigorous academic methods. It was created by researchers to capture the voices and moods of affected citizens around the world during this extraordinary time. The aim of the project is to track the impact of the pandemic, to build a global knowledge base on how people are dealing with this exceptional situation. The project will provide data to support sustainable socio-economic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in multiple languages.

Latest news and survey insights

Political views during the pandemic

The Life with Corona project provides evidence on people’s democratic views during the pandemic. Our survey asked participants from five democratic nations their opinion about different political systems to govern their countries, some of them without a representative government. 

The pandemic, income losses and food insecurity

This week we explore whether income losses have translated into food insecurity: not having access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets people’s dietary preferences and needs.

Trouble sleeping?

Between October 2020 and May 2021, the Life With Corona survey asked participants whether they had experienced trouble sleeping in the previous 14 days. We found that more than half of respondents (55%) were finding it hard to fall asleep at night.

Life with Corona Africa

LwC-Africa aims to generate new evidence and policy guidelines on how African citizens respond to and cope with the profound global shock to their lives and livelihoods caused by Covid-19.
The LwC-Africa project will build on the unique Life with Corona online survey to advance understanding of how the pandemic is affecting health, food, work, gender and social cohesion outcomes in order to better prepare communities and governments to respond to the challenges ahead as the pandemic spreads across the continent.

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