Asian communities' experiences of Covid-19

This survey was developed to collect information on the experiences and opinions of members of the Asian community before, during, and after the outbreak of Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Highlighting our diverse voices is important for ensuring that future pandemic responses are responsive to our communities.

The three key aims of the study are to:

  1. Collect data about an ‘Asian’ ethnic community experiences of Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand with a focus on Covid-19 information sources, access to formal supports, sense of belonging , trust, and well-being
  2. Highlight community resilience and resourcefulness during Covid-19
  3. Identify experiences and sites of racism and areas for improvement within Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 pandemic response

What's involved?

Participants will complete a 10 minute survey about their experiences and opinions before, during, and after the outbreak of Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand. The survey is available in English, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese.

As a token of our appreciation for your participation, we will donate $1 to the participant’s choice from the following charities:

  • New Zealand Red Cross
  • Auckland City Mission
  • Aunties
  • Starship Foundation

Eligibility criteria

You can take part in this survey if you:

  • Are of an 'Asian' ethnic group,* including South, South-East, East, Western, Central Asian and diasporic ethnic groups (regardless of your country of birth)
  • Are at least 16 years old
  • Live in New Zealand

*Note: 'Asian' is an aggregate term which is often used to describe communities from diverse geopolitical, cultural, religious, linguistic backgrounds and migration pathways.


If you have any questions about the study, please contact:

Dr Changzoo Song
Principal Investigator
Phone: +64 9 923 4604

Dr Rebekah Jaung

Dr Lynne Soon-Chean Park

This survey has been approved by the University of Auckland Ethics Committee number 22517 June 11, 2021.