Primary Outcomes (explanation)
The “social distancing” index is constructed based on responses to five survey items:
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? During the next few weeks…
(a) I will meet with friends or relatives who live outside my own household.
(b) I will make the fewest possible trips to the grocery store.
(c) I will be at places where other people will also be (café, restaurant, specialty shops, church, etc.).
(d) I will avoid all social gatherings (i.e., adhere to so-called “social distancing”).
(e) I will strongly encourage others to avoid all social contact (i.e., adhere to so-called “social distancing”).