Survey of the Health of Wisconsin COVID-19 Community Impact survey.

COVID-19 Public Use Data

COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

In May 2020, the SHOW program launched its COVID-19 Community Impact Survey.

As a public health data infrastructure, we understand how an infectious disease outbreak can impact nearly all aspects of life.

The SHOW program pivoted our resources to create a population health survey to collect information on how the pandemic affects health as a whole.

For preliminary findings and detailed survey methods, see our pre-print publication.

Access the Data



About the Survey

Data Topics

The data set includes, and is not limited to:

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


We invited 5,502 past SHOW participants to take an online survey in three waves.

  • 1,403 participants completed our Wave 1 survey from late May through June 2020
  • 1,889 participants completed our Wave 2 survey from January to February 2021
  • 1,615 participants completed our 1-year follow up Wave 3 survey in June 2021

Participants are from all across Wisconsin, all information is de-identified.
Note that final sample sizes for specific questions may be lower due to missing responses and skip logic.

For a full explanation of the methodology, see our pre-print publication.

Accessing the COVID-19 Public Use Data:

Getting access to SHOW’s COVID-19 public use data is simple. Fill out our data access survey, and you will receive an emailed link to the publicly available datasets.

What’s Next

Wave 2 data is available now, Wave 3 data collection is complete, Wave 3 data is expected to be released by early 2022.

As new data is released and shared, we will email the current data users.

If you haven’t yet requested COVID-19 Public Use Data but would like to be informed of the release of Wave 3 data, please fill out our Access Survey.