Is COVID-19 turning us into gardeners?

Given the well-documented shortages in supermarkets and other stores, this week we will look at whether people are interested in using their outside space (should they be lucky enough to have it) to grow their own foodstuffs.

Those who trust others cope better with the crisis

Trust in others is an important aspect of how people feel and interact with others, especially during crises.

Do women and men experience the coronavirus crisis differently?

This week, we wanted to understand if women and men globally were experiencing the coronavirus crisis in the same way, and to see which parts of it they might be experiencing differently.

Survey highlights week 27

• While trust in other people has dramatically declined in Spain, it has gone up in some countries including Portugal and the UK
• Trust in government on a decline everywhere – most of all in the USA

Survey highlights week 26

• There has been a noticeable drop in life satisfaction over the last three months in almost all countries analysed
• Most visible decline in overall happiness has been observed in Portugal and Spain

HiCN Call for Papers “Social unrest and violent conflict in times of pandemics”

The 16th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network will be an online event this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The world is experiencing an shock of massive proportions, with a host of unexplored questions and uncertain answers. Scholars can contribute substantially to the debate, in particular a network as ours with a long empirical […]

Survey highlights week 23

• Under 25s are willing to give up third of their income to stop coronavirus
• Willingness to give up income to stop the virus has increased slightly over time in all age groups
• Putting extra effort into keeping in touch with loved ones is on a decline

Survey highlights week 22

•Almost two-thirds report feeling stressed in the US, compared to half in the UK and Germany
•More than one in three say they feel stressed when leaving their house

Survey highlights week 20

  • Support for COVID-19 related measures placed by the government is falling.
  • Nearly half of US respondents think they should have priority access to a coronavirus vaccine if it is developed in their country.
  • Social distancing is the greatest impact of coronavirus crisis for the Europeans and Americans, whereas Africans and Asians worry more about getting sick.

The proportion of people wearing face masks is on the rise in Germany.

Even before the wearing of masks was made compulsory in enclosed spaces in Germany, their use was increasing.

Does exposure to the virus change what we think about people and organizations?

Those who had contact with someone who might have the virus have worse perceptions of the medical sector, their neighbors, and the media than the wider population.

Does exposure to the virus influence behaviors around the disease?

Those who might have been exposed to the disease are more likely to use more measures to stop the spread of the disease.

Where should a vaccine be made available first?

Those exposed to the virus are more likely to support priority access to a vaccine in their own country.

Stockpiling in Germany is on a downward trend

Nearly two in five respondents admitted stockpiling at the start of the survey. That had fallen by more than half by last weekend. Does this, truly, capture a downward trend? Or were supermarket closures because of public holidays at work in the data? Tell us your experiences by answering the survey!

Stockpiling by age breakdown

Older people are more likely to stockpile than younger people.

Stockpiled vs unavailable products

People are not stockpiling the goods that are most commonly unavailable.

Top five items that were unavailable

The majority of respondents struggled to find toilet paper.

Cross-country comparison

Who stockpiles more – Americans, Britons or Germans?

Four pillars of the Life with Corona survey

Life with Corona focuses on understanding how the spread of the coronavirus influences the lives of those who, both directly and indirectly, experience the pandemic.

Global Participation! More languages are now available.

We have received responses from across the globe! Thank you for taking part in the “Life with Corona” Study.