This survey is not for the faint of heart. We wanted to create the biggest, most wide-ranging survey to document the impact of COVID on our everyday lives and to gather our predictions for how we think this crisis will change us and the world around us. That means that there are going to be a lot of questions (50 for each person to be exact).
Some of the questions are serious, some are silly, and we hope you participate by filling them all in. If you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can skip them.
We understand the seriousness of the current situation and are in no way trying to make light. People are losing their lives, their family members, their jobs, and other sources of stability in life. Within this larger context, most of us have also experienced other changes to our everyday lives that we could not have predicted. Some are large, some are small, and some are weird. The goal of this survey is to capture a snapshot of those changes at this unique moment in time.
What’s next? Much is unknown, and experts cannot agree on what life will look like in the U.S. in the next year or two. Large changes to our economy, society, and even politics are possible.
Given this unpredictable future, we would like to collect predictions from today’s vantage point about what changes are likely in our individual lives and in society before next summer (June 2021).
We are most interested in collecting experiences and predictions from people who live in the U.S., but if you’d like to share your experiences and predictions from elsewhere, we’d also appreciate those perspectives! This survey is only intended for those who are 18 years old or older.
This survey is about people’s experience so far during the COVID-19 pandemic and predictions for what our lives will be like after the peak of COVID. What do we mean by “after COVID”? For this survey, assume that "after COVID" means June 2021.
As an outcome of this survey, we will share data summaries and illustrative open-ended responses to characterize our collective experiences during COVID and our predictions for the future.
We will share the data and data summary from the survey with other researchers exploring the impacts of COVID, and you will have the option to opt-in to sharing your data at the end of the survey.
If you participate, you will gain a better understanding of how you and others are thinking about everything from their careers to their favorite TV shows. Plus, it's a fun way to spend some time.
The more of us who take the survey, the more interesting and representative the results. When you've finished answering the questions, we would really appreciate it if you shared it with some friends or family. The more diverse their backgrounds, locations, and experiences, the better!
Packy and Anja worked together at Breather, where both were focused on improving people's experience at work. Packy was the VP, Experience and Anja was the Director of Research. Kristen worked on the other side of the flexible space world at WeWork, where she was a Project Manager and Global Sustainability Advisor. We're teaming up to learn and share what all of us are thinking about the impact of COVID on our lives.
Anja has a PhD in Cognitive Science, and she is a research consultant helping to optimize people’s experience in their environments. She is the brains behind the operations. You can read more of Anja's work at her website.
Packy is just an optimist who believes that we are going to come out of this stronger than before. You can read Packy's optimistic takes on strategy, real estate, tech, and community in his newsletter.
Kristen is a sustainability expert by profession, but a dot-connector by passion. Her goal is to bridge partnerships and convert data into recommendations that will catalyze sustainable action and maximize positive impact. Find out more about her work to effect positive change withRecipric.