Trust and Transparency in times of Crisis: Results from an Online Survey During the First Wave (April 2020) of the COVID-19 Epidemic in the UK - Quantitative Data

Enria, L, Waterlow, N, Rogers, N, Brindle, H, Lal, S, Eggo, RM, Lees, S and Roberts, C. 2020. Trust and Transparency in times of Crisis: Results from an Online Survey During the First Wave (April 2020) of the COVID-19 Epidemic in the UK - Quantitative Data. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.00001851.

Enria, L, Waterlow, N, Rogers, N, Brindle, H, Lal, S, Eggo, RM, Lees, S and Roberts, C. Trust and Transparency in times of Crisis: Results from an Online Survey During the First Wave (April 2020) of the COVID-19 Epidemic in the UK - Quantitative Data. [Internet] LSHTM Data Compass. London, United Kingdom: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; 2020. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.00001851.

Enria, L, Waterlow, N, Rogers, N, Brindle, H, Lal, S, Eggo, RM, Lees, S and Roberts, C (2020). Trust and Transparency in times of Crisis: Results from an Online Survey During the First Wave (April 2020) of the COVID-19 Epidemic in the UK - Quantitative Data. [Data Collection]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.00001851.

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Description of data capture Anonymous survey data from UK residents were collected online between 2020-04-06 and 2020-04-22 using an Open Data Kit (ODK) XLSForm (https://getodk.github.io/xforms-spec/) deployed on Enketo smart paper (https://enketo.org/) via ODK Aggregate v.2.0.3 (https://github.com/getodk/aggregate). Form level encryption and end-to-end encryption of data transfer were implemented on all submissions. The survey contained 49 questions, which covered topics on (1) Demographics; (2) Health and Health Behaviours; (3) Adherence to COVID-19 Control measures; (4) Information sources used to learn about COVID-19; (5) Trust in various information sources, government and government decision-making; (6) Rumours and misinformation; (7) Contact & Communication during COVID-19; and (8) Fear and Isolation. The survey was distributed using Facebook’s premium “Boost Post” feature, which enables a post to function as an advert that can be targeted at specific demographics. The study team boosted details of the survey and its URL to a target audience of 113,280 Facebook users aged 13-65+ years and living in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The survey was further distributed using a ‘daisy-chaining’ approach in which respondents were asked to share and encourage onward sharing of the survey’s Uniform Resource Locator (URL) among friends & colleagues. A number of faith institutions, schools and special interest groups were also contacted directly for assistance in dissemination of the URL. A mixed methods approach was taken to data analysis, combining statistical analyses, structural topic modelling (STM) and qualitative thematic coding of a sub-set of responses. Missing data were imputed via multiple imputation.
Data capture method Questionnaire: Fixed form - Web-based
Data Collection Period
FromTo
6 April 202022 April 2020
Date (Completed) 1 September 2020
Geographical area covered
North LatitudeEast LongitudeSouth LatitudeWest Longitude
59.45151.8087749.8177-11.4188
Language(s) of written materials English
Data Creators Enria, L, Waterlow, N, Rogers, N, Brindle, H, Lal, S, Eggo, RM, Lees, S and Roberts, C
LSHTM Faculty/Department Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Research Group LSHTM Global Health Analytics Group
Participating Institutions London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Depositor Chrissy Roberts
Date Deposited 01 Sep 2020 14:44
Last Modified 08 Sep 2020 16:56
Publisher London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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