New DataHaven survey provides reliable information to help Connecticut communities understand the impacts of COVID-19

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In-depth interviews with over 1,100 randomly-selected residents reveal how daily experiences differ by age, gender, race, and geographic area

DataHaven released a comprehensive dataset and new analyses from the fourth wave of its DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey (DCWS). Considered to be one of the largest community health and quality of life surveys in the United States, the DCWS has provided Connecticut with consistent statistics about health, economic security, and social issues since 2012, based on approximately 35,000 live, in-depth interviews conducted in partnership with the Siena College Research Institute.

The latest results, released today by DataHaven, are based on live interviews of 1,108 Connecticut adults conducted between July 27 and August 18, 2020. The DCWS provides reliable estimates for the state as well as for residents grouped by characteristics such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, and the “Five Connecticuts” town type.  The program is unique due to its focus on Connecticut neighborhoods and range of questions within a single survey. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the most recent wave of the DCWS included questions about social distancing, access to testing, vaccination, workplace safety, trust in institutions, and the impacts of the pandemic on residents’ health care and economic security.


Thank you to organizations that helped to fund this wave of the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, including The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Connecticut Health Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Nuvance Health, City of Hartford, Trinity Health of New England, Valley Community Foundation, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership, BJM Solutions, and the Center for Research and Engagement at Yale School of Medicine!  

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