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The Understanding America Study was in the news with both our election tracking and Understanding Corona Virus in America tracking studies. In this Marketplace interview, Jill Darling discusses our polling experience.

We also have opportunities for researchers to add questions to our Understanding Corona Virus study at no cost, click here to learn more. First deadline is November 30th!  Anna Saavedra and colleagues were featured on their work in how Covid has been impacting parents and children in terms of learning, the technicalogical divide, and burden on working parents.  Politico weekly education special , The Evidence Project, and Education trade journal Chalkbeat .  



October 2020

The election is in the news and our Daybreak Tracking Poll is getting a great deal of attention.  Newsweek, repeated stories in the LA Times as the days count down.  The media has not forgotten Covid-19 however, a key issue in the Presidential debates.  CNN writes up some recent findings.


September 2020

Let the UAS election tracking poll begin! News release on our new methodology and some early results.  Los Angeles Times featured the latest results of the USC Dornsife College's Daybreak Poll, which highlighted the challenges Joe Biden and Donald Trump are facing as the election draws near. "So far, few voters are focused on climate change as a deciding issue in the campaign. It will be interesting to see if that changes as the campaign progresses," said Jill Darling of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research.


August 2020

Our Daybreak Election poll is back! USC Dornsife sent out the press release today. In addition to our Coronavirus Tracking poll, we have now added an election opinion poll which looks at social networks and voting probabilities.  Similar to other years, the sample is asked each week for their opinions and the data evolves nightly.  Mentioned many places, including CNN.

JULY 2020

This month the UAS work on Understanding Corona virus in America focused on mental health, parenting, and discrimination, the latter highlighted in this interview Ying Liu gave to ABC7.  We were featured on many local news stations including KCAL9, KABC News, KCBS, and Fox11.  Our data was also mentioned in the LA Times in an article about youth behavior during the virus.  A number of tables were presented in the article from LA County which use our data in their analysis.  We were also featured in the New York Times in a piece on parenting challenges during the virus, and a quote from Gema Zamarro on our findings that show 44% of women report to be the sole caregivers in two-parent homes during the stay at home orders. 

JUNE 2020

Daniel Bennett was featured in a number of news sources discussing Understanding Corona Virus in America's findings on mental health.  NBC interview highlighted the worry of Angelenos, as did MyNewsLA. UPI featured mental health findings from Johns Hopkins and USC.  HealthDay also picked up the story tracking mental health effects of Covid.

May 2020

Our Covid19 UAS tracking poll is in the news:  Arie Kapteyn was interviewed on ABC news this morning on how the job losses are affecting Los Angeles and women more so than other groups.  More coverage in the Pasadena StarSan Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Daily News on LA County being hard hit economically by the virus. On May 12th USC released this press release on behavior changes from our Understanding Cornona Virus in America study, which was picked up by CityLab.


APRIL 2020

Covid-19 panel data is being collected each week on the Understanding America Study. Here is an article in the LA Times which highlights the findings of joblessness and uncertainty and a press release from USC noting the plans for regular data.  Kyla Thomas was featured on CBS news discussing findings from our Los Angeles sample.  We were also featured in London's Daily Mail on our findings about out of work Angelenos (about half the county reported work hours or job loss).  

MARCH 2020

We fielded a survey March 10th to members of the Understanding America Study. An early data release is here, which covers findings about behavioral changes and perceived risk.

We published related blog posts here:  https://healthpolicy.usc.edu/evidence-base/