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Corona times – consequences for individuals and society?

Research project The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic implies major changes for individuals and society. The measures we carry out to prevent the spreading of the virus may also provide new perspectives on how our lives can be lived, and how we can organize our societies in the future.

Head of project

Linus Andersson
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2020-03-22

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Psychology, Department of Radiation Sciences

Project description

Linus Andersson and his colleagues in Sweden and Japan has constructed a short web survey regarding how the pandemic affects the availability of resources, health and well-being and trust in the authorities. The questions thus relate to health, quality of life, consumption, stress and other aspects that may be influenced by the pandemic. The survey is anonymous, and participants may answer it repeatedly by submitting a code they generate themselves.

Link to English survey 

Link to Swedish survey

Link to Japanese survey

 - We launched the survey at a relatively early stage, and hope to collect data throughout the different stages of the outbreak. Situations may change over time for individuals, so we offer participants the option to fill out the survey repeatedly, says Linus Andersson. The survey is available in English, Swedish and Japanese, and also includes a free-text question about how (if) society should change after the outbreak.

 - Most respondents have answered the open question, which is exciting. Our aim is to reach as many as possible with this survey, says Linus, so everyone who wants to fill it out or share it are very welcome to do so.