Austrian Corona Panel Project

Panel survey on the corona crisis

Project description

The Corona crisis has fundamentally changed everyday life in many countries, including Austria. Though the crisis concerns everybody, people are affected in different ways. Some are seriously ill or confronted with death in their families. Others  are juggling paid work, housework and childcare duties. For yet others, the crisis means furlough or even job loss, and coping with financial stress. Parents and children face various challenges related to home schooling. At the same time, there are indications that new forms of cohesion and mutual support are emerging. All in all, Austrians find themselves in a situation unlike anything since the end of World War II.

A new study by the University of Vienna investigates how information, attitudes, and behaviours are distributed across the population, and how these develop in the course of the crisis. Under the leadership of Bernhard Kittel (Department of Economic Sociology), Sylvia Kritzinger (Department of Government), Hajo Boomgaarden (Department of Communication) and Barbara Prainsack (Department ofPolitical Science), an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Vienna, together with collaborators from other institutions, is addressing questions such as: How do people perceive the new health and economic threats? How do Austrians feel about the political measures taken during the crisis? How do they view the democratic  challenges and the role of the media?

At the core of our project is a panel survey of 1,500 Austrian residents that are representative of  the socio-demographic structure of the Austrian population. The questionnaire contains a set of core questions that are posed weekly to the same respondents, complemented by modules of alternating, additional questions that probe deeper into specific topics. In this way, we are able to track key trends on important aspects such as family, work, politics and the media in a time of rapid change.

 

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