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The Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Study: Survey Methodology Report

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and economic shutdowns began in March 2020, households across the United States were faced with an unprecedented crisis that would affect their health, financial security and overall well-being for an unforeseeable amount of time. In order to examine and track the wide-ranging impacts of the pandemic on households, as well as the efficacy of different public and private efforts to mitigate these impacts, the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis (SPI) launched the Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Survey (SEICS) in the United States just weeks after the pandemic became a national crisis. A similar study was conducted in Israel, however, this report is exclusive to the United States.


Roll, Stephen; Bufe, Sam; Chun, Yung, and Michal Grinstein-Weiss, “The Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Study: Survey Methodology Report,” (2021). Social Policy Institute Research. 47.