The University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) division, is conducting an ongoing online survey among South African adults to determine the social and economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, with a particular emphasis on lockdown experiences and attitudes.

The main aim of the Coronavirus Impact Survey is to determine public perceptions of the economic, social and political impact of Covid-19 on life across the country. Conceptually, the survey questionnaire has been designed to examine the themes and relationships illustrated in the conceptual diagram below

To date, the survey has been conducted in 3 rounds. Round 1 was conducted between  13 April to 11 May 2020, round 2 was conducted between 3 July and 8 September 2020 and round 3 was conducted between 29 December 2020 and 6 January 2021.  Over 150,00 people have participated with over 30,000 people fully completing the questionnaire.