DirectionFinder® Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey

About the DirectionFinder® Survey

About the DirectionFinder® Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey

What Is ETC Institute?

During the past two decades, ETC Institute has conducted community, business, and employee surveys for nearly 1,000 governmental and non-profit organizations. More than 2,000,000 residents from all 50 states have participated in surveys sponsored by ETC Institute since 2005. The firm specializes in helping local and state governments gather and use input from the public to make better decisions.

When Did This Survey Start? and Why Is It Being Done?

ETC Institute began tracking the impact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on attitudes and behaviors of U.S. residents on March 12, 2020. Since most of ETC Institute’s clients are state and local governments, this survey was developed as a tool to help state and local leaders track their results against national trends.

Who Is Participating in the Survey?

The survey is being administered to a random sample of 100-150 U.S. residents daily. The results are currently being updated Monthly so our partners nationwide can see how the results are changing over time.

How Accurate Are the Results?

Statistically valid samples have also been collected from all 50 U.S. States and 35 large U.S. cities and counties. The results for each date on the dashboard have a precision of at least +/-4.5% at the 95% level of confidence.

How Can I Get Results for My State or Community?

If you are interested in getting the results for a particular state or community, please contact Jason Morado at ETC Institute can administer the survey to a statistically valid sample of residents and deliver the results in just 2-3 days. ETC Institute can also build a dashboard like the one on our website that compares local data to state and national results. Mr. Morado can provide pricing information upon request.
City of Townville Example


Data within ETC Institute’s DirectionFinder Dashboard Series cannot be published without the written consent from ETC Institute

For consent to publish any data from ETC Institute’s DirectionFinder Dashboard Series, please contact Jason Morado, Vice President of Community Research, at or 913-829-1215.