COVID Impact Survey

Funded by the Data Foundation and conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, this series of surveys tracks the impact of COVID-19 on the health, finances, and social lives of Americans.

The COVID Impact Survey is a philanthropic effort that provides national and regional statistics about physical health, mental health, economic security, and social dynamics in the United States. The COVID Impact Survey is funded by the Data Foundation. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting the survey.

The multi-wave tracking survey is designed to provide weekly estimates of the U.S. adult household population nationwide and for 18 regional areas including 10 states (CA, CO, FL, LA, MN, MO, MT, NY, OR, TX) and 8 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Phoenix, Pittsburgh). Data collection occurs over a week long period. Interviews are conducted in English and Spanish.

The results of the study have generated insights on disparate impacts of the outbreak on racial and ethnic groups, the prevalence of mental health impacts, and widespread regional variation in food insecurity, among other findings.

Case level data files, topline data tables, and demographic cross-tabulations are released for public use within days of each field period. For additional information on the study, please contact