The U.S. National Pandemic Emotional Impact Report is a collaborative research project between psychology researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School. This report assesses the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related changes in society on the American adult population. The findings from this report taken from an internet survey carried out during the last two weeks of May 2020 among 1,500 adults in the United States.
Listed below are a few of the findings taken from the 83% of those surveyed that identified as mostly staying at home.
- 78% feel more anxious, ranging from a little to extremely.
- 65% feel lonely or isolated.
- 64% feel depressed.
- 65% have difficulty sleeping.
- 63% have difficulty concentrating
- 66% are less productive.