The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs COVID Behaviors dashboard presents data from a global survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19.
Insights and analyses on how to use the data were written by researchers and social and behavior change communication experts at Johns Hopkins CCP in collaboration with WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). This content differentiates this resource from other presentations of COVID-related data. This site is intended to be used by policy makers, officials and practitioners at national and subnational levels to better understand the behavioral drivers behind vaccine uptake, masking and physical distancing among other behaviors that affect the spread of COVID-19.
When viewing the charts, graphs and maps in this dashboard, be sure to click on the Insights icon on the sidebar of that visual to access additional analysis.
This series of visualizations is an outgrowth of data visualization work Johns Hopkins CCP implemented between September 2020 – March 2021. The previous series of five visualizations was known collectively as the KAP COVID dashboards. These five visualizations, along with more information on this work can be found here.
About the Data
The data visualized here are from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook in partnership with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center globally. For more information on study methodology, see the Methodology section of this website.
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Country by country, public health officials should investigate whether educational differences are meaningful within particular areas or sub-groups. Tailoring messages based on education level can help shape the content & platform by which they are delivered.
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Read the COVID Behaviors Dashboard Study Methods (includes links to the survey questions and data source).
Babalola, S., Krenn, S., Rosen, JG., Serlemitsos, E., Shaivitz, M., Storey, D., Tsang, S., Tseng, TY., Shattuck, D. COVID Behaviors Dashboard. Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with Facebook Data for Good, Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Maryland Social Data Science Center, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. Published September 2021. https://covidbehaviors.org
April 26, 2022
Understanding the extent of psychological and economic distress during the pandemic can inform the planning and provision of mental health and social support services in the near term as well as strategies for the continuation of mental health and social protection programs in post-pandemic recovery efforts. The COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook in partnership with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center globally, asks respondents a series of questions around wellness. This webinar will provide descriptive statistics from different regions of the globe, present research findings looking at non-pharmaceutical interventions, which includes a range of restrictions, such as stay-at home orders, workplace closures, and social venue closures in 43 countries and their impact on wellness, and present an established mental health approach that could be utilized by program implementers.
December 2, 2021
Since mid-September, tens of thousands of visitors from 184 countries have accessed the COVID Behaviors Dashboard. As a data utilization project, the dashboards aim to increase data-based decisions among global public health practitioners. This webinar highlights the application of these data in practice by providing experiences of public health practitioners (government officials, NGOs, program designers, and journalists) using these data in their work. Understanding the application of data on vaccine hesitancy, testing, attitudes, and knowledge about COVID-19 will shape future data collection and dissemination efforts.
September 21, 2021
What are the reasons driving vaccine hesitancy around the world? What structural barriers are preventing people from accessing available vaccines? Which demographic groups are open to receiving more information—and what are those information needs? Join experts from Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs for a tour of the new COVID Behaviors dashboard.
March 10, 2021
View the presentation (PDF) from the March 10 webinar featuring data from Egypt and Pakistan that reflect varying trends within one WHO region and how social norms – or the unwritten rules that guide behavior – contribute to the development of messages and interventions around prevention and vaccine uptake.
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