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EU evidence service launches public survey on Covid-19

Results will help researchers understand pandemic’s impact on employment and citizens’ trust in government responses

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s evidence service, has launched a call for input on the effects of Covid-19 to address a lack of data on the public’s reaction to the pandemic.

“Understanding the European citizens’ perspective on the coronavirus crisis, their experience and their matters of concern in the months to come is critical for the shaping and implementation of successful human-centric recovery and transition strategies,” the JRC said on 12 May.

The results will help the JRC to monitor the effects of government policies and help researchers to understand the impact of Covid-19 on employment and living conditions. They will also shed light on citizens’ trust in the ability of national and European institutions to respond to the crisis, and on their attitudes towards national exit strategies.

The survey is available in 12 languages—Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish—with more to come.