Findings so far

We have been asking people across the world about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their life, sense of wellbeing and financial situation so far. Here is a snapshot of what we have heard.


The levels of optimism about our future

Graphed results of optimism

Feelings of stress

Graphed results of stress

Sense of wellbeing

Graphed results of wellbeing

Economic impacts

Graphed results of economic impact

Describing how you feel

Some of my family members have lost their jobs and are staying back at home with me. I provide for our daily needs. It's affecting me both financially & my mental health.I manage my anxiety, anger and insomnia by taking long walks. Curfews, 1-hour outside limit, distance from house limits & mandatory masks are impacting this coping mechanism.       It has meant more time and better quality time with our children. I think it has helped build stronger connections with our neighbours. as people have been inclined to offer help to each other.

I'm not sure what kind of job I will get after I run out of my work contract in a few months or whether I will get a job at all is a big question mark. The bottom 40% household income range population are most impacted by the lockdown as most of them rely on daily wages to have food on the table. This is especially emotional for me.The crisis has made many people more considerate and has curtailed senseless negative behaviour. It has been a valuable life-lesson for many people.

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You too can be part of this international conversation. You can tell us how you are being impacted by COVID-19 by taking our survey which is in 22 languages. You can return to the survey as often as you like, to give us an update on how you are going.

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Please note that all the findings presented here are currently unweighted from across the world.