Update 9/16/2020: The full press release and crosstabs are now available.

Original Post:

Contact: Mark Abraham, Executive Director, DataHaven, 203-500-7059, info [at] ctdatahaven.org
September 5, 2020


  • DataHaven, is a non-profit organization with a 25-year history of public service to Connecticut. The mission of DataHaven is to empower people to create thriving communities by collecting and ensuring access to data on well-being, equity, and quality of life. Learn more at ctdatahaven.org.


  • Results from the fourth wave of the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey (DCWS), based on extensive interviews of Connecticut residents conducted by the Siena College Research Institute in July and August 2020, are now available to inform agencies and non-profits throughout the state.
  • The DCWS, the largest survey of its kind in the United States, creates a unique, high-quality resource for information about key topics related to quality of life, health, and happiness at the neighborhood level. 
  • The fourth wave of the DCWS covers the impact of COVID-19, including these and other topics: Social distancing, mask wearing, and workplace safety; COVID-19 vaccine, access to health care services, and COVID-19 testing; Experiences of discrimination; Impacts of COVID-19 on household financial and social well-being


  • DCWS results are now being made available to major news media organizations, DataHaven partners, and government agencies. Please contact DataHaven to discuss news coverage or schedule a teleconference to review the data with DataHaven researchers.
  • A detailed summary of how adults respond to all questions in the 20-minute live interviews will be posted this month on the DataHaven website. Results from three previous waves of the DCWS are also available for public use on that site (ctdatahaven.org/wellbeingsurvey).
  • Additional results and articles that go above and beyond these summary analyses will be posted as partner organizations and academic centers review and analyze the granular data from the survey.


  • The DCWS was developed by DataHaven and the Siena College Research Institute, with input gathered by DataHaven from 125 advisory council members, including 90 public and private funders and researchers from universities, public health departments, and other non‐profit organizations. 
  • The DataHaven survey program completed live, in-depth interviews with about 35,000 randomly-selected adults in 2012, 2015, and 2018. In July and August 2020, an additional 1,108 adults participated in live interviews (wave 4). Results are weighted to be representative of the total adult population, as well as demographic groups and geographic areas within Connecticut.
  • Funders of the fourth wave of the survey released today include Connecticut Health Foundation, Hartford Foundation, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Nuvance Health, City of Hartford, Trinity Health of New England, Valley Community Foundation, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, BJM Solutions, and the Center for Research and Engagement at Yale School of Medicine.