Survey Topics

The following panels list SHOW Survey Topics, many have a corresponding page that provides more background on the topic, years included, and the instrument itself.

For more information on frequencies and responses, please visit our codebooks website.

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  • Car & Home Ownership
  • Citizenship
  • Educational Attainment
  • Ethnic Ancestry
  • Family Size
  • Immigration
  • Income
  • Internet Usage
  • Languages Spoken at Home
  • Marital Status
  • Military Service
  • Race


Data from the COVID-19 Community Impact survey is available as a Public Use Dataset.

The data set includes, and is not limited to:

  • Access to health care – health care utilization – pre-existing conditions
  • Caregiving and impacts on family’s well-being – child and adult caregiving impacts
  • COVID-19 exposures, testing
  • Economic hardship – food security – use of benefits
  • Emotional and mental health screeners
  • Employment changes – change in job status, industry information
  • Health promotion/prevention behaviors
  • Health status and perceptions of COVID-19 risk
  • Lifestyle and coping strategy changes – hobbies, physical activity, etc.

See more about the COVID-19 instrument


Health & Health History

Health-Related Behaviors

Mental Health

Objective Measures of Health

Physical & Built Environment

Social & Socioeconomic Determinants of Health