Are Americans Wearing Face Masks?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe, with the United States recently passing two unfortunate milestones—over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past ten weeks and over 100,000 have died from the virus overall. In the midst of this, Premise has continued to collect data on the issue, tasking its contributors

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How Difficult is it for Americans to Find Desired Items in Stores?

COVID-19 has sent global and domestic supply chains scrambling. As states across the United States began implementing shelter-in-place ordinances in March and April, many Americans also began having difficulties finding essential goods. It is likely that 2020 will go down as a year where toilet paper and hand sanitizer were some of the hottest commodities.

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Pandemic Lockdowns: Grudging Acceptance, Doubt Remains

Around the world, there are an increasing number of protests, some recurring weekly, against government-instituted lockdowns and other restrictions.  These demonstrations do not seem to be related to any given country’s performance in managing COVID-19, comparing the number of protests with the number of reported cases and the number of deaths in each country.  In

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How Crowdsourcing Can Help With Data Collection Gap During COVID-19

As I sit in my home office, it’s hard not to think about all the ways the pandemic is altering our lives, both personal and professional. In the United States, a vast majority of people are working from home and for parents, that means juggling work, parenting, teaching, and so much more. In a six-week longitudinal

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Loneliness: An Unprecedented COVID-19 Cost on the Nation’s Youth

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? This question once posed by the Beatles seems more relevant now than ever. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has been a central policy to contain the spread of the virus. Our data suggests that this very measure could be increasing

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Is Rural America Prepared for COVID-19?

There are now over one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and more than 300,000 cases in the United States. In the initial phases of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., the majority of the cases were concentrated in urban centers. However, more cases are starting to appear in rural areas; for example, Albany, Georgia,

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The Economic Impact of COVID-19: A Follow-up Analysis from Premise

Thirteen days ago when I wrote the Initial Analysis from Premise Data of the economic impacts of COVID-19, China had 17 times the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as the United States. Today the United States has surpassed China with over 150,000 confirmed cases, exponentially growing daily. The ‘Stay at Home’ orders—in some places like

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Do Americans Support the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package?

Just over two months since the U.S. reported its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on January 21, numerous states around the country have enacted strict “shelter-in-place” measures closing all businesses deemed non-essential to curb the spread of the virus and “flatten the curve.” With a national death toll surpassing 1,000, and economists

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