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Date Last Updated: 15-03-2021

Survey Name:

Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey November 2020 Perceptions and Expectations around Christmas and International Travel
Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey November 2020 Well-being and Lifestyle under Level 5 Restrictions

Survey purpose:

The Social Impact of COVID-19 survey was undertaken to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on Irish society in November 2020. The survey focused on the impact that COVID-19 has had on personal well-being, working conditions, health and lifestyle. It also covered topics such as levels of compliance with government guidelines, the impact of COVID-19 on Christmas celebrations and attitudes around international travel and regulations.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Ad hoc

Statistical Population:

All individuals aged 18 years and over living in private households in Ireland. The original Labour Force Survey (LFS) sample from which this sample was selected was based on Census 2011 data.

Sampling Frame:

The sampling frame consisted of respondents aged 18 years and over that had participated in the LFS commencing Q1 2019. Contact details were collected from those aged under 75 years that completed 5 waves of the survey and from those aged 75 years and over that completed the first wave. The frame is limited to those that provided an email address with only one point of contact per household.

Reference Area:

State of Ireland

Time Coverage:

November 2020

Base Period:

Sector Coverage:

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Personal well-being, Concerns about the impact of COVID-19, Changes in consumption since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions, Working arrangements, Compliance with official advice, Worries in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on Christmas celebrations, Attitudes around international travel and other social topics

Principal External Users:

Government Departments, other non-governmental organisations, researchers.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Lianora Bermingham and Claire Burke

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000