Published on 26 July 2020
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Covid-19 and Subjective Well-Being

Data shows clear negative impact on mental health from #COVID-19 pandemic, but lockdown measures are mostly associated with improvements in subjective well-being.

This research using YouGov weekly mood surveys and weekly cross-country data from Google Trends to track well-being in the British population before and during #COVID-19 is among the first to distinguish the effects of the pandemic from the effects of the lockdown on the well-being in Britain.  The data shows the clear negative impact on mental health from the COVID-19 pandemic, but lockdown measures are mostly associated with improvements in subjective well-being.

Authors

Sam Gilbert

Sam Gilbert

Affiliated Researcher

Sam Gilbert is an entrepreneur and researcher working at the intersection of politics and technology. An expert in data-driven marketing, Sam was Employee No.1 and Chief Marketing Officer at Bought...

Dr Mark Fabian

Affiliated Researcher

Mark Fabian is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Warwick and an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. He continues to work with colleagues...

Dr Roberto Foa

Assistant Professor in Politics and Public Policy

Roberto Stefan Foa is an Assistant Professor in Politics and Public Policy. He obtained his BA from the University of Oxford and PhD from Harvard University. He is currently a...

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