Pennsylvania State University Fall 2021 COVID-19 Infodemic Survey

Published: 27 September 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/vvnsj7n56t.2


This is an IRB-approved research project conducted jointly by the Penn State College of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University Libraries. It was used to assess COVID-19 beliefs, including vaccine hesitancy, throughout the Pennsylvania State University multi-campus community. The survey assessed students, employees and recent graduates (spring 2020 and later) about their attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, and methods of gathering information about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. The survey was conducted from October - November 2021. Included are a PDF of the survey instrument and an XML file of the de-identified raw data. Publications derived from this data include: 1. Murphy R, Pomerantz L, Kuruppumullage Don P, Sung Kim J, Long BA. Age and political leaning predict COVID-19 vaccination status at a large, multi-campus, public university in Pennsylvania: A cross-sectional survey. PLoS One. 2023 Sep 20;18(9):e0291974. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291974. PMID: 37729180; PMCID: PMC10511139.



Penn State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University


Health Behavior, Misinformation Effect, COVID-19, Vaccine Hesitancy


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