Help us fight for you!

Whether or not you or anyone you’re close to got sick, the Covid-19 crisis has created unprecedented economic challenges that will be felt most harshly by folks who are just getting by. We don’t want you to be forgotten once the state reopens, so we’re asking you to answer a few questions to help us understand how this crisis has affected you. We will use the information that you and other survey-takers share to guide lawmakers responding to this crisis. 

We are fighting to make sure that the needs of struggling Alabamians are front and center in the statehouse, and that is why we need to know how you have been affected.

This survey is anonymous and your identity will not be known to us unless you choose to share it. Most people complete it in fewer than 10 minutes.

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* 1. Do you live in Alabama? (If not, please do not take this survey.)

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* 2. Has the COVID-19 outbreak and economic crisis impacted your personal finances? (If not, please do not take this survey.)

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* 3. Have you lost your job since March 13?

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* 4. Have you applied for unemployment since March 13?

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* 5. Have you received unemployment since March 13?

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* 6. How long did it take for you to start receiving unemployment from when you first applied?

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* 7. Even if you kept your job, did you make less money from work since March 13?

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* 8. If yes, what was the reason?

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* 9. Are you an adult who doesn't usually work because you rely on income from another source?

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* 10. If so, what is the source?

This section is about stimulus money

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* 11. Did you receive stimulus money from the U.S. government?

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* 12. If yes, on what date did you receive the money? You can estimate if you don't know the exact date.

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* 13. If not, why not?

This section is about finances and bills

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* 14. Have you missed any mortgage or rent payments since March 13?

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* 15. Have you been unable to pay a utility bill since March 13?

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* 16. Have you been unable to keep up with payments on a car loan since March 13?

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* 17. Have you been unable to keep up with credit card payments since March 13?

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* 18. Have you missed payments on any other loan or bill since March 13?

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* 19. If so, what type of loan or bill did you miss a payment or payments on?

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* 20. Have you missed payments on any ongoing court fines, fees, costs, or restitution since March 13?

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* 21. Have you had to take out a payday or title loan since March 13?

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* 22. If you took out a payday loan or title loan, was this your first time doing so?

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* 23. Have you needed to get assistance from a food pantry or other food assistance provider since March 13?

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* 24. If you needed food assistance, was this the first time you’ve needed it?

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* 25. Have you sought any of the following forms of assistance from community or faith-based organizations since March 13? (Check all that apply)

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* 26. If you sought assistance from a community or faith-based organization, were you able to get the help you needed in a timely fashion?

This section is about legal consequences of the crisis

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* 27. Have you feared or been threatened with eviction since March 13?

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* 28. Were you evicted since March 13?

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* 29. Have you feared or been threatened with repossession of your car since March 13?

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* 30. Was your car repossessed since March 13?

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* 31. Have you had to physically go to court for any reason since March 13? (That is, did you actually have to go to a courthouse? Virtual or telephone hearings from your home do not apply under this question.)

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* 32. If you had to go to court, what was the reason?

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* 33. Have you spent any time in jail since March 13?

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* 34. If so, did you have to put up money or property  to get out?

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* 35. If you were jailed, what was the charge?

This section is about you

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* 36. How old are you?

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* 37. What is your gender?

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* 38. What is your race?

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* 39. Do you have a bank account?

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* 40. What is your annual income?

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* 41. Do you have a driver’s license?

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* 42. What is your ZIP code?

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* 43. Did you fall ill with Covid-19?

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* 44. Even if you did not get a confirmed positive test for Covid-19, did you at any point self-quarantine on the advice of a health care professional or employer?

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* 45. Did you have to care for a child, spouse, or other family member who was sick with Covid-19?

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* 46. If you sought testing for Covid-19, were you able to get a test when you requested one?

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* 47. Do you have any children under the age of 19 who depend on you financially?

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* 48. If so, how many?

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* 49. Do you have any retired, disabled, or unemployed adults who depend on you financially?

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* 50. If so, how many?

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* 51. Do you expect to bounce back from this crisis by the end of 2020?

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* 52. What is your biggest concern over the next 3-6 months?

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* 53. Please use this space to tell us anything you think would help lawmakers understand how difficult this crisis has made things financially or otherwise, and what you need to get back on your feet.

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* 54. Important: If you were referred to this survey by a person or organization, please tell us who it was. Thank you!

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* 55. Survey number (this is for internal reference -- do not answer if you are not an Appleseed staffer)

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