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As part of a larger project examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and indigenous communities, we are conducting a survey to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the United States and what are our communities most pressing needs. At this time, we are only recruiting participants through our community organization partner network, but we will expand participation soon.


This study involves a one-time survey (online or paper-and-pencil) administered to 5,000 Asian Americans (Chinese, Filipinx, Vietnamese, Korean, and South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani)) and 1,300 Pacific Islanders (Native Hawaiian, Samoan, CHamoru, Fijian, Marshallese, and Tongan). The survey can be taken in: English, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Samoan, Tongan, Marshallese, or CHamoru. Participants can choose to provide contact information for a possible follow-up survey.


Study participants must be Asian American (AA) and Pacific Islander (PI) adults, 18 years and older, residing in the United States. Eligible respondents are those who identify as Chinese, Filipinx/o/a, Vietnamese, Korean, South Asian (e.g., Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani)), Native Hawaiian, Samoan, CHamoru, Marshallese, and/or Tongan; are able to read/write in the English, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Bangladeshi, Samoan, Tongan, Marshallese, or CHamoru; and who have lived in the US since March 13, 2020.


  1. What are the most pressing needs for AAPI communities and subgroups?

  2. How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted areas such as:

    • employment​​

    • food and housing security

    • physical and mental health?

  3. What are experiences of stress and coping (sources of stress, coping strategies and resources)?

  4. What are experiences of racism, xenophobia, and other discrimination? How do these experiences connect with other health/mental health impacts?


Research records will be stored securely. Your information will be combined with information from other people taking part in the study. When we share the research with others, we will write about the combined information we have gathered. We will not include your name or any information that will directly identify you.


Findings will be shared with policymakers, such as Tri-Congressional Caucus (including the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus), community health organizations, researchers, media, and others who advocate for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

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