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Please refer to the Participant Information Sheet in the first instance for an overview of the survey and how the findings will be used. This page contains some further information on frequently asked questions relating to the survey.

Why are you doing this survey?
We want to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns are affecting ethnic minority people in England, Scotland and Wales. This survey is also being asked separately among the wider general public so that we can understand the views of different groups of people. 

Who is doing this survey?
The Evidence for Quality National Survey is being carried out by Ipsos MORI, an independent survey agency, on behalf of the Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester.
CoDE is a four-year interdisciplinary programme of research concerned with understanding changing ethnic inequalities and identities. For more information visit: https://www.cmi.manchester.ac.uk/research/projects/code/

How do I take part?
You can access the registration survey here to see if you are eligible to take part in the main survey.

Do I have to take part online?
No, you can also take part on the telephone by calling 0808 1296800 and leaving a message requesting to be called back (see Contact section of this help page).

How much are calls to the helpline?
The helpline numbers are all free.

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Answering these questions is completely voluntary, so you don't have to. We hope you will take part, as this will give us the best possible picture. A “Prefer not to answer” option will be available for you to select for all demographic questions if that is your preference.

Can I complete the survey in another language?
You can also complete the survey in 13 alternative languages by selecting the one you prefer at the beginning of the survey (please note that surveys in different languages may not be available immediately). The telephone survey can also be completed in another language. Language options will include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi: Gurmukhi, Punjabi: Shahmukhi, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.

How can I claim my gift voucher?
You will be sent the gift voucher automatically once you complete the full survey. If you have not received your voucher within 2 weeks of completing the survey, please contact epanel-uk@i-say.com quoting ’20-089809-01 - EVENS survey voucher’.

How will the data I provide in the survey be used?
Please refer to the Participant Information Sheet for more details on how the data will be used and on data protection procedures.  

Can I take a break part way through completing the survey online?
Yes, when completing the survey online, your progress saves automatically. You can close the browser window containing the survey whenever you like - your progress will be saved. When you’re ready to continue filling the survey in, simply return to the survey page by clicking on the link you’ve been sent.

Why have I been asked to provide my postcode and date of birth?
This data is collected to ensure the research represents views from a wide range of people, for example people of different ages and people living in different geographical areas. You do not have to answer this question if you do not want to.

For more information on frequently asked questions relating to the purpose of the research and use of data, please refer to the Participant Information Sheet. More detail on data privacy can also be found in the University of Manchester Privacy Notice and the Ipsos MORI Privacy Policy. For any additional queries not answered on Ipsos MORI’s information page please email: evenssurvey@ipsos-mori.com