Frequency of habits before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please assess the frequency of your habits before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Country-level results

Washing hands
Leaving the house for unnecessary reasons
Avoided crowds and large gatherings
Avoided touching your face
Shaking hands
Stocked up on essentials at pharmacy and grocery store
Made a plan for communicating with family friends and neighbours
Cancelled travel
Filled prescriptions
Worked from home
Avoiding public transport
Wearing a mask outside
Offering help to people
Online grocery shopping
Recreation or workout
Visiting family members or friends



































  • Fieldwork: 5 May – 15 June 2020
  • Sample size:31.000+ (only countries with 30+ respondents are included in a graphical analysis)
  • International partners: 160+ universities
  • Target population: Higher education students aged 18 and over
  • Spatial coverage: Worldwide (100+ countries from 6 continents)
  • Data collection mode: Online questionnaire
  • Respondent recruitment: Snowballing and advertisements on university communication systems as well as social media
  • Methodology: Methodological Framework
  • Publisher: CovidSocLab