The 50-state COVID-19 project was launched in March 2020 by a multi-university group of researchers with expertise in computational social science, network science, public opinion polling, epidemiology, public health, communication, and political science. We aim to help practitioners and governments to make informed decisions and allocate resources more effectively. Our research seeks to identify links between social behaviors and virus transmission, as well as and the impact of messaging and regulation on individual and community outcomes during this crisis. We are sharing our data and insights directly with collaborators and decision-makers, as well as making our findings public online.


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This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants SES-2029292, SES-2029792, and SES-2116645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This research was further supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation. We also received generous support from the Russell Sage Foundation. The project was also supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Data collection was supported in part by Amazon.