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The Joint Research Centre Survey on COVID-19


The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human and health crisis.
The JRC Covid-19 online survey collects information on citizens’ lives since the implementation of confinement measures
The survey targets citizens living in EU member states but remains open to the global population.
Specifically, the survey gathers information on employment and living conditions, trust in the national, regional and European institutions and attitudes towards the exit strategies that are being put in place. In addition, rotating thematic modules evaluate interactions within the household, homeschooling of children, individual and community resilience, energy consumption and transport use, values and attitudes towards data sharing through mobile apps. The survey is available in 13 languages. Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Irish, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene are currently missing. All 24 EU languages will be soon covered.
The translation has been ensured by JRC scientists.

Looking closer

The JRC survey extends and complements already existing online surveys with a detailed look into topical areas of everyday life and a focus on experiences and attitudes towards exit strategies.
The survey was launched on May 11. Social distancing has interrupted traditional ways of data collection.
This survey is an ad-hoc way to fill this gap and to provide policy-makers with timely data on the effect of Covid-19 on citizens’ lives over the next months. The information collected will inform ongoing work on social fairness, energy and transportation use, resilience, values, privacy and the use of modern communication during the Covid-19 crisis.


The JRC will publish the results of the survey. Data will be made available, after a quality check by JRC scientists.

Aim of modules