COVID-19 Beliefs, Behaviors & Norms Survey | MIT

By Sinan Aral and Colleagues
August 26, 2020

Policy and communication responses to COVID-19 can benefit
from better understanding of people’s baseline and resulting
beliefs, behaviors, and norms. In collaboration with Facebook, and
with input from researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Global Outbreak Alert and
Response Network (GOARN), we fielded a global survey on these

A sample of Facebook users were invited to respond to the
survey. Based on input from our team, Facebook provides weights to
reduce bias due to nonresponse and to target each country’s adult or
Internet-using population, rather than just Facebook
users. Aggregated statistics are available via our dashboards, JHU’s
dashbaords, and our public API. Microdata is available for
researchers via data use agreements with Facebook and MIT.


Source: MIT COVID-19 Survey

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