Call to support social distancing research

Researchers at the University of Manchester are conducting a survey on people’s experiences of social distancing as part of a project to inform future efforts to guide behaviour on climate change.

Posted on 27 May 2020

 

Researchers at the University of Manchester are conducting a survey on people’s experiences of social distancing as part of a project to inform future efforts to guide behaviour on climate change.

The large-scale online survey will be used to develop an initial picture of the immediate changes to everyday routine experienced by UK households while social distancing measures are in place. A follow-up survey will be developed to understand the longevity of changes once social distancing is relaxed.

The research is part of work at the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) to understand what can be learnt from the experiences of societal-scale disruption and how societal transformations could happen in future.

Participants will be asked about changes to their routines, particularly with regards to food, exercise and work. Existing research suggests that everyday routines are deeply important to understanding the sustainability of society. For example, hygiene practices have implications for water and energy use, as well as the circulation of single-use plastics.

The survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes. To take part, click here.

 

Posted under General Interest and Climate Change and What it Means to You on 27 May 2020