Published November 8, 2021 | Version 2
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A comparative dataset on public perceptions of multiple risks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy and Sweden

  • 1. Uppsala University & CNDS
  • 2. Uppsala University, CNDS, Cambridge University
  • 3. Region Stockholm
  • 4. University of Geneva & IIASA


These datasets are the result of two nation-wide surveys conducted in Italy and Sweden in August 2020 and in november 2020. The surveys (which are identical in the two rounds) explore the respondents' risk perception, preparedness, knowledge, and experience regarding a set of hazards, namely: epidemics, floods, droughts, earthquakes, wildfires, terror attacks, domestic violence, economic crises, and climate change.  

The data files include the questionnaire survey (the Italian and Swedish versions as well as the English translation) and the two datasets of all the answers to the two surveys. Each column in the dataset refers to an item in the survey (e.g. a question or a sub-question), and each row represents a single respondent. 

For additional information on the August 2020 dataset, see Mondino et al. (2020).



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Journal article: 10.1038/s41597-020-00778-7 (DOI)
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